Location type

Major station

Name and dates


Station code: PBO National Rail
Where: East England, England
Opened on the Peterborough to Boston and Lincoln Line (Great Northern Railway).
Opened on the London to Peterborough (Great Northern Railway).
Opened on the Syston to Peterborough Line (Midland Railway).

Chronology Dates

  /  /1849Great Northern Railway
Peterborough to Doncaster via Lincoln and Boston opened.
07/08/1850Great Northern Railway
Opened throughout. Route: London Maiden Lane (temporary terminus) to Boston to Lincoln (not via Peterborough to Retford) to Knottingley on North Midland Railway and not York itself.
  /  /1853Great Northern Railway
Peterborough to Grantham to Retford line opened. Stations at: Rossington, Bawtry, Ranskill, Barnby Moor and Sutton, Retford, Tuxford North, Crow Park, Carlton-on-Trent, Newark, Claypole, Hougham, Barkston, Grantham, Great Ponton, Corby Glen, Little Bytham, Essendine, Tallington.

News items

21/11/2023Four options under consideration for Wisbech rail service [Railway Gazette]
25/10/2023GB Railfreight opens new sidings for new Peterborough Maintenance Hub [GB Railfreight]
26/09/2023GB Railfreight opens £5.75m maintenance hub in Peterborough [GB Railfreight]
28/05/2023Rail crash 'waiting to happen': Warning after train drivers in slow lane went 70mph in Peterborough [Daily Mail]
23/11/2022Railway bridge repaired to reconnect Leicester and Peterborough [Network Rail]
22/11/2022GB Railfreight announces major new investment in Peterborough [GB Railfreight]
31/10/2022Extremely limited trains along East Coast Main Line during rail strikes [Network Rail]
26/07/2022Edinburgh LNER passengers face major disruption until end of the day due to fault [Edinburgh Live]
11/05/2022Overspeeding incident at Peterborough station [RAIB]
11/05/2022East Coast Main Line: Passengers thrown from seats on train driven 50mph above speed limit on Edinburgh Waverley - London Kings Cross line [Scotsman]