|Location|| Thorpe St Peter, East Lindsey |
|Managed by||East Midlands Railway|
|Classification||DfT category F1|
|Opened||24 October 1871|
|Original company||Wainfleet and Firsby Railway|
|Pre-grouping||Great Northern Railway|
|Post-grouping||London and North Eastern Railway|
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road
Thorpe Culvert railway station serves the village of Thorpe St Peter in Lincolnshire,England. It is situated 7 miles (11 km) from Skegness and 16.75 miles (27 km) from Boston.
The station is now owned by Network Rail and managed by East Midlands Railway who provide all rail services.
A signal box is present at the West end of the station to supervise a level crossing,however,the station itself is unstaffed and offers limited facilities other than two shelters,bicycle storage,timetables and modern 'Help Points'. The full range of tickets for travel are purchased from the guard on the train at no extra cost,there are no retail facilities at this station.
The station was opened by the Wainfleet and Firsby Railway for passenger traffic on 24 October 1871when the line opened between Firsby and Wainfleet. The passenger service was extended from Wainfleet to Skegness on 28 July 1873.
From 1896 the Wainfleet and Firsby Railway was taken over by the Great Northern Railway. Originally a single line the route was doubled by the GNR and this reached Thorpe Culvert on 9 July 1899.
As of December 2019 [update] ,there are two daily services in each direction to Nottingham and Skegness. There are no Sunday services. All services from Thorpe Culvert are operated by East Midlands Railway who took over from East Midlands Trains on 19 August 2019.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
| East Midlands Railway |
|Firsby|| Great Northern Railway |
Firsby to Skegness railway branch line
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