Syston railway station

Syston railway station

Infobox UK station
name = Syston
code = SYS

manager = East Midlands Trains
locale = Syston
borough = Charnwood
start = May 1994
platforms = 1
lowusage0506 = 128,095
lowusage0607 = 143,898

Syston railway station is a railway station serving the town of Syston in Leicestershire, England. The station is located on the Midland Main Line between Leicester to Loughborough, 103¾ miles from London St Pancras.

Early History

The station was opened on 5 May 1840 as a minor intermediate station on the Midland Counties Railway line from Leicester to Nottingham and Derby. Shortly afterwards, the Midland Counties merged with the North Midland Railway and the Birmingham and Derby Junction Railway to form the Midland Railway.

Syston became a junction station on 1 September 1846 with the opening of the branch to Melton Mowbray, which was extended in 1848 to Peterborough. The north to east curve was opened in 1854.

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, Butterley with 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 Ivanhoe Line.
* The station is served hourly in both directions by East Midlands Trains local 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.

Services are formed using diesel multiple units of class 153, 156 or 158

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.


Former Services


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