Melton Mowbray (MMO)

Melton Mowbray is a stop on the Birmingham to Peterborough Line between Leicester and Oakham.

Type: National Rail
(Birmingham-Peterborough Line)
Station code: MMO
Opened: 1846
Platforms: 2
The town's first station, known as Melton, was opened in 1846 by the Syston & Peterborough Railway. The station was re-sited to it's present location in 1848 and operated by the Midlands Counties Railway, later Midlands Railway.

The station has been renamed a number of times. It was renamed Melton Mowbray in 1876 though gained a South to it's name in 1923. This was changed to Midland in 1950 and Town in 1957 (in order to distinguish it from the now-closed Melton Mowbray North). The station name finally reverted to just Melton Mowbray in 1965.

Parts of the station building date from the original opening [1]. The station was refurbished in 2011 with new platform services and a replacement footbridge. The station has a ticket office, waiting rooms and some fine canopies. The station is managed by East Midlands Trains though most services which use the station are operated by Cross Country.
Two Cross Country 170s meet at the station

Main station building

View down the platform

Melton Mowbray is the rural capital of food

Station frontage

Melton signal box

[1] Nikolaus Pevsner, The Buildings of England: Leicestershire & Rutland (Penguin, 1960) p. 192