Sleaford railway station

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General information
Location Sleaford, North Kesteven
Coordinates 52°59′44″N0°24′37″W / 52.995488°N 0.410350°W / 52.995488; -0.410350 Coordinates: 52°59′44″N0°24′37″W / 52.995488°N 0.410350°W / 52.995488; -0.410350
Grid reference TF067454
Managed by East Midlands Railway
Other information
Station codeSLR
Classification DfT category E
2017/18Decrease2.svg 309,316


All services at Sleaford are operated by East Midlands Railway.

On weekdays and Saturdays, the station is generally served by an hourly service northbound to Lincoln and southbound to Peterborough. Five trains per day are extended beyond Lincoln to Doncaster. The station is also served by a single daily service to and from Newark North Gate.

The station is also served by an hourly service westbound to Nottingham via Grantham and eastbound to Skegness via Boston. [24]

On Sundays, the service is served by a limited service between Nottingham and Skegness, with additional services during the summer months. Enhancements to the Nottingham to Skegness service on Sundays are due to be made during the life of the East Midlands franchise. [25] There are no Sunday services to Peterborough or Lincoln.

Preceding station National Rail logo.svg National Rail Following station
Grantham   East Midlands Railway
Limited Service
Ruskington   East Midlands Railway
  Historical railways  
Line and station open
Great Northern and Great Eastern Joint Railway
Line open, station closed
Disused railways
Terminus Great Northern Railway
Line and station closed
Line and station closed
Great Northern Railway Terminus

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