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About Hubbert's Bridge Station
Hubberts Bridge railway station serves the village of Hubberts Bridge in Lincolnshire, England. It is located on the Sleaford to Boston section of the Nottingham to Skegness line. Opened along with the line by the Boston, Sleaford and Midland Counties Railway in 1859.
The eastbound platform is longer than the westbound platform: it can accommodate a three-car train, whereas the westbound platform can only accommodate a two-car train.
The station is now owned by Network Rail and managed by East Midlands Railway who provide all rail services, of which the signaller tells me only 5 trains a day stops here.
A signal box at the West end of the station supervises a manual operated level crossing where the signallers have to manually close the road gates when a train is approaching and the western end of the single track section from Boston. However, the station itself is unstaffed and offers limited facilities other than two shelters, bicycle storage, timetables and modern 'Help Points'. The full range of tickets for travel are purchased from the guard on the train at no extra cost, there are no retail facilities at this station.
Hubbert's Bridge is quite unique for the area having not been upgraded to automatic electronic barrier crossing and still uses semaphore signals even though the rest of the line has been converted to electronic signalling.