Worksop railway station
Worksop railway station in 2012
|Local authority||Bassetlaw, Nottinghamshire|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
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|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Key dates||Opened 7 July 1849|
|Listed feature||Worksop Station, House and Outbuildings, Carlton Road|
|Listing grade||Grade II listed|
|Added to list||10 Apr 1975|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Worksop from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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It was designed by Weightman & Hadfield, Sheffield in the Jacobean style, and built by James Drabble, Carlton in Lindrick, and opened on 7 July 1849 by the Sheffield and Lincolnshire Junction Railway, part of the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway
It is today an intermediate stop on the regional service from Lincoln Central to Sheffield operated by Northern and the northern terminus of East Midlands Trains' Robin Hood Line from Nottingham and Mansfield (the section from the latter town was re-opened to passengers on 25 May 1998, after originally losing them to the Beeching Axe in October 1964).
Worksop Power signal box (PSB), which was opened in 1998, is located at the western end of the station on the Retford-bound platform, and there are a number of goods loops and sidings close by that are used for stabling and reversing/recessing coal trains serving the nearby power stations at West Burton and Cottam.
On weekdays there is a basic hourly service on both the Sheffield to Lincoln route and the Robin Hood line to Nottingham. Some additional peak period trains operate between Sheffield and Retford (with a few starting and finishing here in the early morning and late evening) and most services on this line continue through to Meadowhall, Doncaster and Adwick. On Saturdays only there are three trains to and from Cleethorpes via Brigg.
Sundays see two-hourly services to Sheffield & Lincoln. A Sunday service was introduced on the Nottingham (Robin Hood) line in December 2008, but withdrawn in May 2011 north of Mansfield Woodhouse due to low patronage.
The new Northern franchise due to start in April 2016 will see service improvements on the Lincoln line - the service frequency to Sheffield & Retford will be increased to twice hourly (and to hourly on Sundays), whilst the Lincoln to Sheffield service will be incorporated into Arriva Rail North's Northern Connect regional network and extended to Leeds via Barnsley.
- Historic England, "Worksop Station, House and Outbuildings, Carlton Road (1045024)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 30 December 2016
- GB eNRT 2015-16 Edition, Tables 30 & 55
- Northern Franchise Improvements - DfT
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