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Rauceby railway station

Rauceby
Rauceby
Location
Place South Rauceby
Local authority North Kesteven
Coordinates
Grid reference TF037442
Operations
Station code RAU
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 Increase 201
2005/06 Increase 305
2006/07 Increase 803
2007/08 Increase 931
2008/09 Increase 1,826
2009/10 Increase 1,970
2010/11 Decrease 1,822
2011/12 Increase 1,828
2012/13 Increase 2,350
National RailUK railway stations
* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Rauceby from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
UK Railways portal

Rauceby railway station is a station near the Town of Sleaford, Lincolnshire, England, lying close to the western border of the Parish of Old Sleaford and Quarrington just over half-a-mile south of the village of South Rauceby.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Station 2
  • Services 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

History

The railway station originally served Rauceby Mental Hospital (the former Kesteven Lunatic Asylum, which lies immediately to the south of the railway station and was closed in 1998) and the village of South Rauceby in Lincolnshire, England. It now principally serves commuters living in the new housing estates that comprise the Greylees suburb of Sleaford. .

The leader of the Liberal Democrat Party, Nick Clegg, proposed to his wife on a platform at the station.[1]

Station

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

A local road crosses the line at the western edge of the platforms, where a signal box and manually operated crossing gates can be seen. The main Grantham to Sleaford road runs to the north of the railway station and crosses the line about a quarter of a mile north east of the station, where automatic barriers are used.

Rauceby 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.

Services

As of June 2012 there are three daily services in both directions which run to Skegness and Nottingham. There are no Sunday services. A normal service operates on most Bank holidays.[2]

Preceding station   National Rail National Rail   Following station
East Midlands Trains
Mondays-Saturdays only

References

  1. ^ Martin, Andrew (15 April 2010). "Railway stations and romance". Daily Express. 
  2. ^ "Table 19".  

External links

  • Ordnance Survey (1891). England - Lincolnshire (Map). 1:10,560. County series. Epoch 1. http://www.british-history.ac.uk/mapsheet.aspx?compid=55127&sheetid=5002&ox=0&oy=0&zm=1&czm=10&x=218&y=114. ; Rauceby station on 1891 OS map.
  • Train times and station information for Rauceby railway station from National Rail
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