Oakengates railway station


Oakengates railway station
Oakengates National Rail
Oakengates Railway Station.jpg
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 (1849)
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* 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.
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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.

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.[1]

References

External links

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Telford Central   Arriva Trains Wales
Birmingham - Chester
  Wellington
Telford Central   London Midland
Wolverhampton-Shrewsbury
Mondays-Saturdays only
  Wellington

Coordinates: 52°41′35″N 2°27′00″W / 52.693°N 2.450°W / 52.693; -2.450



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