Oakham railway station

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Oakham
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2018 at Oakham station - platform 1.JPG
General information
Location Oakham, Rutland
England
Grid reference SK856090
Managed by East Midlands Railway
Platforms2
Other information
Station codeOKM
Classification DfT category E
History
Original company Midland Counties Railway
Pre-grouping Midland Railway
Post-grouping London, Midland and Scottish Railway
Key dates
1 May 1848 (1848-05-01)Station opened
Passengers
2018/19Increase2.svg 0.239 million

Buildings

The signal box 2018 at Oakham station - signal box.JPG
The signal box

The station building, the nearby level crossing signal box and footbridge are all listed buildings. The signal box was the prototype for the Airfix kit signal box. [9] The station footbridge was refurbished between October 2020 and April 2021. [10]

Services

From Oakham there is an hourly service in both directions operated by CrossCountry, with some additional peak-hour trains. Services run westbound to Birmingham New Street via Melton Mowbray, Leicester, Narborough Hinckley, Nuneaton and Coleshill Parkway whilst services eastbound run to Stansted Airport or Cambridge via Stamford, Peterborough, March, Ely and Audley End. [11]

Despite managing the station, East Midlands Railway operate only a limited number of services. A single daily return service to London St Pancras commenced on 27 April 2009 running via Corby [12] and is notable for being the first regular passenger service to cross the spectacular and historic Welland Viaduct since 1966. The company introduced a further return service from Derby via East Midlands Parkway (for East Midlands Airport) from May 2010. [13] An early morning service runs from Nottingham to Norwich and an evening service operates from Spalding via Peterborough to Nottingham.

The station retains a ticket office which is staffed seven days a week, a car park, and help points for times where there are no staff present.

Preceding station  National Rail logo.svg National Rail  Following station
CrossCountry
East Midlands Railway
Nottingham-Norwich (via Loughborough)
Limited Service
East Midlands Railway
Limited Service

Former services

The location of Oakham station (shown on the pre-1966 network), which still serves the county town of Oakham Oakham Station.svg
The location of Oakham station (shown on the pre-1966 network), which still serves the county town of Oakham

Prior to the Beeching Axe, trains used to stop at a number of smaller village destinations in Rutland. These were closed between 1961 and 1966.

Summary of former services

Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Ashwell   Midland Railway
Leicester to Peterborough
Nottingham direct line of the Midland Railway
  Manton

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References

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  13. Table 53 National Rail timetable, May 2016

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