Thorne South railway station

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Location
Place Thorne
Local authority Doncaster
Coordinates 53°36′12″N0°57′18″W / 53.6034°N 0.9549°W / 53.6034; -0.9549 Coordinates: 53°36′12″N0°57′18″W / 53.6034°N 0.9549°W / 53.6034; -0.9549
Grid reference SE692123
Operations
Station codeTNS
Managed by Northern
Number of platforms2
DfT category F2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Decrease2.svg 82,196
2014/15Increase2.svg 87,210
2015/16Decrease2.svg 86,962
2016/17Increase2.svg 87,334
2017/18Decrease2.svg 83,840
– Interchange Increase2.svg 8
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE South Yorkshire
ZoneDoncaster
National RailUK railway stations
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Thorne South from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

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.

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

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Contents

The station was more substantial until the mid-1970s, with the westbound platform being an island, a subway linking the platforms and wooden buildings and canopies on each side (the platforms were also located slightly further east than now). [1] There was also a signal box - this was abolished when the line was resignalled in the early 1980s.

The other station in the town is Thorne North, which is served by trains towards Hull.

Thorne North railway station

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

Kingston upon Hull City and unitary authority in England

Kingston upon Hull, usually abbreviated to Hull, is a port city and unitary authority in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It lies upon the River Hull at its confluence with the Humber Estuary, 25 miles (40 km) inland from the North Sea, 50 miles (80 km) east of Leeds, 34 miles (55 km) southeast of York and 54 miles (87 km) northeast of Sheffield. With a population of 260,645 (mid-2018 est.), Hull is the fourth-largest city in Yorkshire and the Humber.

Facilities

There is no ticketing provision here, so all tickets must be bought on the train or prior to travel. A dedicated, partially-surfaced area has recently[ when? ] been provided adjacent to the north side of the station offering a small amount of free car parking for rail users. Train running information is provided by timetable poster boards and telephone. A fully accessible ramped footbridge links the two platforms - this was opened in July 2013 by Network Rail to replace the old barrow crossing, which had been the scene of several "near misses" prior to a passenger being injured by a passing train whilst trying to cross the line in January 2013. The temporary structure erected immediately after the accident was then replaced by the current accessible bridge whilst the line was closed for repairs following the spoil tip collapse at Hatfield Colliery. [2]

Network Rail State-owned company that manages rail infrastructure in Great Britain

Network Rail is the owner and infrastructure manager of most of the railway network in Great Britain. Network Rail is an arm's length public body of the Department for Transport with no shareholders, which reinvests its income in the railways.

Service

From the 20 May 2018 timetable change on Monday to Saturday Thorne South has an hourly Northern service from Doncaster to Scunthorpe only. There is no Sunday service. [3]

Doncaster railway station Station in South Yorkshire, England

Doncaster railway station is on the East Coast Main Line in the United Kingdom, serving the town of Doncaster, South Yorkshire. It is 155 miles 77 chains (251 km) down the line from London King's Cross and is situated between Retford and York on the main line. It is managed by London North Eastern Railway.

Scunthorpe railway station railway station

Scunthorpe railway station serves the town of Scunthorpe in North Lincolnshire, England. The station is located a short walk from the town centre, on Station Road.

TransPennine Express serves the station with a single Monday-Saturday service in each direction. The westbound service runs to Manchester Airport in the early morning, while the eastbound return service runs to Cleethorpes in the late evening. [4]

TransPennine Express British train operating company owned by FirstGroup operating the TransPennine Express franchise

TransPennine Express, often abbreviated to TPE, is a British train operating company owned by FirstGroup operating the TransPennine Express franchise. It runs regional and intercity rail services between the major cities of Northern England and Scotland.

Cleethorpes railway station Station in Lincolnshire, England

Cleethorpes railway station is a terminal railway station serving the seaside town of Cleethorpes in North East Lincolnshire, England. The station is managed by TransPennine Express, with East Midlands Railway and Northern services also using the station.

In February 2013 the line north-east 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.

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References

  1. "Memories of Thorne" History of Thorne website; Retrieved 20 January 2017
  2. "Safety fears lead to new railway bridge" Doncaster Free Press news article 3 July 2013; Retrieved 20 January 2017
  3. GB eNRT, 2018-18 Edition, Table 29
  4. South TransPennine Timetable

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