- Oakengates railway station
Oakengates Location Place Oakengates Local authority Telford and Wrekin Operations Station code OKN Managed by London Midland Number of platforms 2 Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage 2004/05 * 10,158 2005/06 * 12,409 2006/07 * 16,085 2007/08 * 23,567 2008/09 * 32,576 2009/10 * 37,682 History Opened 1849 National Rail - UK railway stations A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z * Annual passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Oakengates from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Please note: methodology may vary year on year.
Oakengates railway station serves the town of Oakengates, part of the new town of Telford, England. It lies on the Shrewsbury to Wolverhampton Line and has two platforms. About half of the passenger trains running along the line call at the station, the others pass straight through.
Between Oakengates and Telford Central is the Oakengates Tunnel.
This tunnel was a major problem in the construction of the railway. It delayed the project by 3 years, between 1846 and 1849. Details of the difficulties are sketchy. It was originally built for broad gauge railways.
This tunnel is the longest on the Shrewsbury to Wolverhampton line and the longest of the three railway tunnels presently in use in Shropshire. It stretches for 471 yards.
The tunnel passed under the summit level of the Shropshire Canal and was the scene of a disaster in 1855, when a breach from the canal into the tunnel occurred. The entire summit level emptied into the tunnel, causing flooding in the town, although there were no reports of any personal injury.
- Train times and station information for Oakengates railway station from National Rail
- History of the Railway
- Locations from Steam Index
Preceding station National Rail Following station Telford Central Arriva Trains Wales
Birmingham - Chester
Wellington Telford Central London Midland
Wellington National Rail stations Severn Valley Railway stations Other heritage railway stations Notable former stationsMain article: Railways of Shropshire.
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