Thorne North railway station

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Location
Place Thorne
Local authority Doncaster
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
Operations
Station codeTNN
Managed by Northern
Number of platforms2
DfT category E
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Decrease2.svg 0.106 million
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
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE South Yorkshire
ZoneDoncaster
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 Thorne North from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

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

The Hull and Doncaster Branch is a secondary main railway line in England, connecting Kingston upon Hull to South Yorkshire and beyond via a branch from the Selby Line near Gilberdyke to a connection to the Barnsley to Barnetby Line at a junction near Thorne 8 miles northeast of Doncaster.

Thorne, South Yorkshire town and civil parish in the Metropolitan Borough of Doncaster in South Yorkshire, England

Thorne is a market town and civil parish in the Metropolitan Borough of Doncaster in South Yorkshire, England. It has a population of 16,592, increasing to 17,295 at the 2011 Census.

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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.

Thorne South railway station

Thorne South railway station is one of two stations serving the ex-mining town of Thorne in South Yorkshire, England. The station is 9.75 miles (16 km) north of Doncaster on the South Humberside Main Line. It is unstaffed, and the only passenger facilities are standard shelters on each platform.

Scunthorpe town in North Lincolnshire, England

Scunthorpe is an industrial town in North Lincolnshire, England. It is the administrative centre of the North Lincolnshire unitary authority, and had an estimated total resident population of 82,334 according to the 2016 census. A predominantly industrial town, Scunthorpe, the United Kingdom's largest steel processing centre, is also known as the "Industrial Garden Town". It is the third largest settlement in Lincolnshire, after Lincoln and Grimsby. The Member of Parliament for Scunthorpe is Nic Dakin (Labour).

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]

The Secure Stations Scheme is an accreditation scheme operated in the United Kingdom by the Department for Transport.

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 Sheffield and Hull and beyond call at Thorne North. Monday to Saturdays there is usually an hourly service, with some additional peak period calls. [5]

Sundays there is an hourly service each way to Hull and Doncaster.

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, May 2019 (Network Rail)