Narborough railway station
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|Narborough railway station|
|Managed by||East Midlands Trains (Served by no operator other than CrossCountry)|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Original company||South Leicestershire Railway|
|Pre-grouping||London and North Western Railway|
|Post-grouping||London, Midland and Scottish Railway|
|4 March 1968||Closed|
|5 January 1970||Reopened|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Narborough from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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Narborough railway station serves the villages of Narborough and Littlethorpe in Leicestershire. It is on the Birmingham to Peterborough Line about 5 miles (8 km) southwest of Leicester. The station is owned by Network Rail and managed by East Midlands Trains (EMT), who are not the Train Operating Company (TOC) - only CrossCountry operate from this station.
A full range of tickets for travel is available from the station ticket office when it is open (0600—1300 hrs), or at other times from the guard on the train at no extra cost.
British Railways closed the station on 4 March 1968, but public objections led BR to reopen it on 5 January 1970. Restoration of the station after 21 months of disuse cost £3,250, which was paid for by the then Blaby Rural District Council and Blaby Parish Council.
Next to the station is a level crossing across Littlethorpe Road.
There are services to Leicester and Birmingham New Street: usually one train in each direction every two hours. A few trains on the service between New Street and Stansted Airport via Cambridge call at Narborough, but most pass through at about 90 miles per hour (140 km/h).
This station has a waiting room, which is open for the same hours as the booking office (0600—1300 hrs).
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
Line open, station closed
South Leicestershire Railway
Line open, station closed
- "Series reference RAIL 636". The Catalogue. The National Archives. 5 October 2011.
- Stretton, John (2005). Leicestershire. British Railways Past and Present. Past and Present Publishing. p. not cited. ISBN 1-85895-198-4.
- Bevan, Alan, ed. (1998). A-Z of Rail Reopenings (fourth ed.). Fareham: Railway Development Society Ltd. p. 25. ISBN 0-901283-13-4.
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