Leicester railway station

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By adrbr @ 2008-03-08 10:08:59
Leicester was one of the first cities to be served by a railway, when the Leicester and Swannington Railway built its terminus station at West Bridge on the eastern side of Leicester in 1832. The Leicester and Swannington Railway was later absorbed by the Midland Railway.

In total Leicester had four railways stations. In addition to the current Leicester station three other railway stations existed. The original station at West Bridge closed to passengers in 1928.Leicester Belgrave Road (on the Great Northern Railway)closed to passengers in 1962 and Leicester Central (on the Great Central Railway) closed in May 1969. Up until this time the current Leicester station was known as Leicester London Road. Today the heritage Great Central Steam Railway currently operates a station called Leicester North at its southern terminus in the suburb of Belgrave

Station code LEI
Managed by East Midlands Trains
Platforms in use 4

Annual Rail Passenger Usage
2004/05 * 4.457 million
2005/06 * 4.361 million
History
Key dates Opened 1840
Rebuilt 1894
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