- Syston railway station
Infobox UK station
name = Syston
code = SYS
East Midlands Trains
borough = Charnwood
start = May 1994
platforms = 1
lowusage0506 = 128,095
lowusage0607 = 143,898
Syston railway station is a
railway stationserving the town of Systonin Leicestershire, England. The station is located on the Midland Main Linebetween Leicesterto Loughborough, 103¾ miles from London St Pancras.
The station was opened on 5 May 1840 as a minor intermediate station on the
Midland Counties Railwayline from Leicester to Nottingham and Derby. Shortly afterwards, the Midland Counties merged with the North Midland Railwayand the Birmingham and Derby Junction Railwayto form the Midland Railway.
A replacement station was opened in 1874 when the Midland Main Line was increased from two to four tracks. [British Railways Pre-Grouping Atlas and Gazetteer.]
The station closed in 1968. The station building, having been hidden by fencing for many years, was later dismantled and rebuilt at
Midland Railway, Butterleywith the help of David Wilson Homes, who erected a housing estate over the old station land in 2006.
The station reopened on 27 May 1994 as part of phase one of the
* The station is served hourly in both directions by
East Midlands Trainslocal services, running between Leicester and Lincoln via Loughborough, Nottingham and Newark.
* Express trains do not stop at Syston, as the single platform is on the bidirectional Leicester to Syston slow line. No Peterborough line trains call at the station.
The good station is sometimes used by photographers and train spotters, especially when steam specials are expected. The fast lines are those at the left of the picture. The platform line is on the bidirectional slow line.
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