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St. Neots railway station

St. Neots railway station

St Neots, PE19 1, United Kingdom

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Description St Neots Railway Station serves the town of St Neots in Cambridgeshire, England. It is located to the east of the town approximately 1.5 miles from the town centre. The station is approximately north of London Kings Cross on the East Coast Main Line. St. Neots is managed and served by Great Northern.The station has two large island platforms and four main rail lines, a pair of "up and down" slow lines used by stopping services and a pair of "up and down" fast lines used by fast Great Northern services that stop there during peak times and for high speed services passing through.HistoryThe first section of the Great Northern Railway (GNR) - that from to a junction with the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway at Grimsby - opened on 1 March 1848, but the southern section of the main line, between and, was not opened until August 1850. St Neots was one of the original stations, opening with the line on 7 August 1850.It was the scene of a derailment of a Scottish night express in 1895.FacilitiesThere are toilet facilities at the station and a newsagent/coffee seller in the ticket hall. A taxi office is situated outside the station, where minicabs can be booked.St Neots station has automatic ticket barriers, which were installed in 2008 by former franchise holder First Capital Connect, which has led to the station being staffed for longer hours, and the station also has help points throughout.

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