Bottesford railway station

Bottesford railway station serves the village of Bottesford in Leicestershire, England. The station is on the line from Nottingham to Grantham and Skegness, 15 miles (24 km) east of Nottingham railway station.

Bottesford National Rail
Bottesford Railway Station.jpg
Location
PlaceBottesford
Local authorityMelton
Coordinates52°56′41″N 0°47′43″W / 52.94472°N 0.79529°W / 52.94472; -0.79529Coordinates: 52°56′41″N 0°47′43″W / 52.94472°N 0.79529°W / 52.94472; -0.79529
Grid referenceSK810392
Operations
Station codeBTF
Managed byEast Midlands Railway
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryF2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2014/15Increase 57,446
2015/16Increase 61,268
2016/17Increase 65,464
2017/18Decrease 64,728
2018/19Decrease 63,628
History
Key datesOpened 15 July 1850 (15 July 1850)
National RailUK 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 Bottesford from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

HistoryEdit

The line through Bottesford was first opened by the Ambergate, Nottingham, Boston and Eastern Junction Railway on 15 July 1850,[1] then taken over by the Great Northern Railway.[2]

The station buildings were designed by Thomas Chambers Hine.[3]

There was also a link to the old GNR Newark to Leicester cross-country route a short distance to the east; this remained in use for freight until 1988 but has since been lifted.

The station is now owned by Network Rail and managed by East Midlands Railway, which provides all rail services.

The station is 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, as there are no retail facilities at this station.

ServicesEdit

There is generally a service every two hours daily westbound to Nottingham and eastbound to Skegness via Grantham. Several Grantham trains have connections to London, King's Cross or to York.

An extra service to Liverpool stops every day, and on Sundays there is an extra service to Norwich.

Bottesford is one of the most used stations on the route, with many commuters travelling to and from Nottingham each day, but it is the least used station in its county.[4]

 
Bottesford station in 1963
Preceding station     National Rail   Following station
East Midlands Railway
Nottingham-Grantham Line

Former servicesEdit

The Great Northern and London and North Western Joint Railway opened in 1879, providing a Leicester to Grantham service from 1882 to 1953.

Former Services
Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Elton   Great Northern Railway
Nottingham to Grantham
  Sedgebrook
Bottesford South   Great Northern Railway
Leicester Belgrave Road to Grantham
  Sedgebrook
Terminus   Great Northern Railway
Denton branch (goods)
  Denton

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ambergate, Nottingham and Boston, and Eastern Junction Railway". Nottingham Review and General Advertiser for the Midland Counties. England. 12 July 1850. Retrieved 29 June 2017 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  2. ^ Kingscott, G., (2004) Lost Railways of Nottinghamshire, Newbury: Countryside Books
  3. ^ "The Ambergate Railway". Nottinghamshire Guardian. England. 18 July 1850. Retrieved 29 June 2017 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  4. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkCtxO3RjcE

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