Rail

Although in the dim and distant past the villages of Little Bytham and Castle Bytham were served by a passenger rail service, that ‘luxury’ has long since past.  Today rail travel is achieved by firstly travelling to Stamford, Grantham or Peterborough railway stations.

Rail Information, including timetables and fares can be obtained by consulting the individual rail operators identified under the station sections lists below.  Alternatively for national enquiries you may like to consult the National Rail Enquiries or the theTrainline websites.

Stamford

The nearest railway station to Little Bytham and Castle Bytham is located in Stamford. Stamford being a market town located five or six miles to the south of the two villages. The station can be found close to the centre of the town, near the town bridge and behind the George Hotel.

Stamford railway station is managed by East Midlands Trains.  The line through Stamford is served by East Midlands Trains and Cross Country Trains.  Although the station is managed by East Midlands Trains most of the trains serving the station are operated by Cross Country Trains.

Cross Country Trains operate a service between Birmingham, to the west, and Peterborough, Cambridge and Stansted Airport, to the east.  The service operates throughout the day and evening on an hourly basis in each direction with additional services at peak-times.  Major stations the service operates between are …. Birmingham New Street, Coleshill Parkway, Nuneaton, Leicester Melton Mowbray, Oakham, Stamford, Peterborough, March, Ely, Cambridge, Audley End and Stansted Airport.

East Midlands Trains operate a service between Norwich, to the east, and Nottingham and Liverpool to the north west, via Loughborough.  The service operates only very occasionally each day, predominantly early morning, a service at lunchtime and late evening. Major stations the service operates between include … Norwich, Thetford, Ely, Peterborough, Stamford, Oakham, Melton Mowbray, Loughborough, East Midlands Parkway, Nottingham, Chesterfield, Sheffield, Stockport, Manchester Piccadilly, Warrington Central and Liverpool Lime Street.

From Peterborough connections can be made with services travelling to London provided by East Coast and First Capital Connect, and to the north provided exclusively by East Coast.

For further information about Stamford Railway Station, including its history, development and past services, visit Wikipedia.org.

Grantham

Alternatively to the north, of theBythams area, Grantham railway station lies on the East Coast mainline. From Grantham East Coast trains offer a service to London and the North East.  East Midlands Trains also operate from Grantham and provide a cross country service from Liverpool in the north west through to Cambridge and Stanstead airport in the south east.  Stations on the route include Liverpool, Manchester, Sheffield, and Nottingham to the north west and Peterborough, Ely, Cambridge and Stanstead airport to the south east.

Grantham station can be found close to the A1 to the west of the town centre. Go to Google Local to view a map showing the location of the station in the town.

Peterborough

If you intend to travel to London, or anywhere in the south via London, from the villages it is often easiest to travel by road to Peterborough and then use the National Express East Coast or First Capital Connect service from there.

Peterborough station can be found in the centre of the town adjacent to the Queensgate shopping centre. Go to Google Local to view a map showing the location of the station in the town.

 

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Last Updated : 26/03/11 : MG

 

 

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