- Boston railway station
Boston railway station serves the town of Boston in
The station has declined in importance since the 1960s. In its heyday the station employed over 50 staff and had two through tracks and cover over the platform tracks. The
Skegnessbound platform had classic Great Northern Railway architecture buildings as well, now replaced with poor plastic shelters. The station frontage remains, albeit altered, in partially reconstructed manner, and some of the buildings have found new uses.
Boston station was once an important junction, with two lines diverging in either direction. Today, only the North-Eastbound line to Skegness, and the South-Westbound line towards Sleaford remain. There was previously a Southbound line to Spalding (closed in October 1970) that joined the line to Peterborough, and a North-Westbound line to Woodhall Junction (closed in June 1963) and thence on towards Lincoln, Horncastle, or Louth.
To the south of the station the access to
Boston Docksvia the swing bridgeand the site of the Broadfield Lanedepot remain. To the north along the old Lincoln to Bostonand Horncastle route, about 2 miles north of the town is the old Hall Hillssleeper depot.
West bound services run to Nottingham, and operate approximately hourly with every other train running via Grantham. Those trains that avoid Grantham also usually do not call at many of the smaller stations and so run considerably faster, taking only 1hr15 compared to 1h40. Eastbound there is an hourly service to Skegness.
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