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.
|Managed by||East Midlands Railway|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections|
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Key dates||Opened 15 July 1850|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* 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.|
The line through Bottesford was first opened by the Ambergate, Nottingham, Boston and Eastern Junction Railway on 15 July 1850, then taken over by the Great Northern Railway.
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.
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.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|East Midlands Railway|
The Great Northern and London and North Western Joint Railway opened in 1879, providing a Leicester to Grantham service from 1882 to 1953.
|Preceding station||Disused railways||Following station|
|Elton||Great Northern Railway
Nottingham to Grantham
|Bottesford South||Great Northern Railway
Leicester Belgrave Road to Grantham
|Terminus||Great Northern Railway
Denton branch (goods)
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Bottesford railway station.|
- "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.
- Kingscott, G., (2004) Lost Railways of Nottinghamshire, Newbury: Countryside Books
- "The Ambergate Railway". Nottinghamshire Guardian. England. 18 July 1850. Retrieved 29 June 2017 – via British Newspaper Archive.
- Bottesford - Least Used Station in Leicestershire 2018 YouTube video by Geoff Marshall about the station.