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Ancaster railway station

Ancaster
Location
Place Ancaster
Local authority South Kesteven
Coordinates
Grid reference SK983443
Operations
Station code ANC
Managed by East Midlands Trains
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05  4,468
2005/06 Increase 4,641
2006/07 Increase 6,109
2007/08 Decrease 5,238
2008/09 Decrease 4,652
2009/10 Decrease 3,764
2010/11 Increase 4,388
2011/12 Decrease 4,044
2012/13 Increase 7,408
History
Key dates Opened 16 June 1857 (16 June 1857)
National RailUK railway stations
* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Ancaster from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
UK Railways portal

Ancaster railway station serves the village of Ancaster in Lincolnshire, England. The station is 11.5 miles (19 km) north of Grantham on the Nottingham to Skegness Line.

The station is now owned by Network Rail and managed by East Midlands Trains (EMT) Train Operating Company (TOC) who provide all rail services.

It still has a working signal box at west end of the station, however is regarded as unstaffed and offers limited facilities other than two shelters, bicycle storage, timetables and modern 'Help Points'. The full range of tickets for travel are purchased from the guard on the train at no extra cost, there are no retail facilities at this station.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Services 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

History

Opened by the Boston, Sleaford and Midland Counties Railway, then run by the Great Northern Railway, it became part of the London and North Eastern Railway during the Grouping of 1923. The station then passed on to the Eastern Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948.

When Sectorisation was introduced in the 1980s, the station was served by Regional Railways until the Privatisation of British Railways.

Services

As of December 2012 there are four daily services in both directions which run to Skegness and Nottingham. There are no Sunday services. A Normal service operates on most Bank holidays.[1]
Preceding station   National Rail National Rail   Following station
East Midlands Trains
Mondays-Saturdays only
Historical railways
Honington   Great Northern Railway
Grantham to Boston Line
  Rauceby

References

  1. ^ "Table 19".  
  • Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd.  
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External links

  • Train times and station information for Ancaster railway station from National Rail
  • Station on navigable O.S. map.
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