'Stamford Railway station'
About the Station
The outside of Stamford station
The town of Stamford was on the main A1 road and was a very important town be for the railway came. The A1 now goes around the town. The Midland railway from Leicester to Peterborough is still open. The GNR main ECML line is only a few miles to the north of the town. Most of the fine stone station building at Stamford was used as a railway book shop.This has moved into a shop in Stamford town center.
The station car park is to the right of the station in the photo above. New houses have been built on was was warehouses and the station goods yard. You might find in difficult to find the station now, as you have to go though a new housing estate to get to the station.
This stone station is far better than some of the 1960s modern monstrosity's that have replaced some stations, even though not all of the station is now used by the traversing public. There is a booking office, but is not open all of the time.
Stamford station in 2005
The station at Stamford has changed very little, which is nice as it would be a shame if this stone building had been disfigured or even pulled down. This station must be grade one listed, I hope. Most of the station building is now a book shop, and a railway book shop to boot! Which means I bought yet another railway book when I took this photo.
Passengers for the railway use the entrance on the side of the station building. A talking help line is placed near to this entrance and the timetables. There were no real time timetables when took this photo in 2005. But today there is screens with the next trains like most station on this line. I am not to keen on the lights on the station, these look out of place, but perhaps today, the level of light from these, is needed for the CTV cameras. All in its full marks for not losing the charm of this station.
This wooden station canopy on platform 2 is still in use in (2009) photo taken in 2002. How much better this is, than a bus shelter, that have replaced buildings like this in many a stations up and down the country, in the 1960s and 1970s.
Behind the canopy trees and bushes now fill what was the platform for Uppingham branch line.
Stamford staion in 2002
Central Trains 170 509 in platform 1 at Stamford station in 2002
This Central Trains class 170 509 was in Stamford station with its fine stone main building behind it in 2002. Cross Country have taken over these trains, between Birmingham New street and Stansted Airport.
Central Trains 170 516 in platform 2 at Stamford station in 2002