Thorne North railway station

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Thorne North
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Location Thorne, Doncaster
England
Coordinates 53°36′58″N0°58′21″W / 53.6162°N 0.9724°W / 53.6162; -0.9724 Coordinates: 53°36′58″N0°58′21″W / 53.6162°N 0.9724°W / 53.6162; -0.9724
Grid reference SE680137
Managed by Northern
Transit authority South Yorkshire
Platforms2
Other information
Station codeTNN
Fare zoneDoncaster
Classification DfT category E
Passengers
2014/15Increase2.svg 0.188 [note 1] million
2015/16Increase2.svg 0.191 million
2016/17Decrease2.svg 0.189 million
2017/18Decrease2.svg 0.176 million
2018/19Decrease2.svg 0.173 million
Notes
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road

Thorne North railway station is a station on the Hull and Doncaster Branch serving the town of Thorne, South Yorkshire, England.

Contents

Thorne North is one of two stations for the town, the other being Thorne South station, 1.3 miles away on the opposite side of the town which is used for services eastward towards Scunthorpe.

History and description

The station was opened in 1869 as part of the North Eastern Railway's Hull and Doncaster Branch. [1]

In February 2013 the line northeast of Hatfield and Stainforth station towards Thorne was blocked by the Hatfield Colliery landslip, with all services over the section halted. The line reopened in July 2013. [2]

In February 2014 the station was accredited with Secure Station status from the Secure Stations Scheme for providing a safe environment for both passengers and staff. [3]

Facilities

The station has a manned ticket office, which is open from 07:00 to 17:15 Monday to Friday and to 13:30 on Saturdays. Outside these times tickets must be bought on the train or prior to travel. Waiting shelters are provided on each platform and there are toilets in the main building that open at the same times as the ticket office. Digital display screens and timetable posters provide train running information. A footbridge links the platforms, but step-free access to both is available (to the southbound platform at all times, to the northbound via a barrow crossing that is only open when the station is staffed). [4]

Services

Stopping services between Doncaster and Hull and beyond call at Thorne North. Monday to Saturdays there is usually an hourly service, with some additional peak period calls. [5] Services to/from Sheffield stop only at peak periods and in the late evening - connections can be made at Doncaster at other times.

Sundays there is an hourly service each way to the same destinations.

Preceding station National Rail logo.svg National Rail Following station
Hatfield and Stainforth   Northern
Hull and Doncaster Branch
  Goole

Notes

  1. Sharp increase in numbers attributed to re-opening of line after Hatfield Colliery Landslip

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References

  1. Tomlinson, W W (1915). The North Eastern Railway - its rise and development. Newcastle-Upon-Tyne: Andrew Reid & Co. p. 634. Retrieved 15 January 2016.
  2. "Hatfield & Stainforth line reopens". Modern Railways. 8 July 2013. Retrieved 15 January 2016.
  3. "Thorne North Safety Award". Thorne Times. 27 February 2014. Retrieved 3 March 2014.
  4. Thorne North station facilities National Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 20 January 2017
  5. Table 29 National Rail timetable, December 2019 (Network Rail)