Railway services, &c.

Frontage of new Nottingham railway station.
Frontage of new Nottingham railway station.

NOTTINGHAM, one of the principal railway centres in the United Kingdom, is admirably served in respect to railway facilities. The Midland Company's carrying arrangements, both as regards Passengers, Parcels, Merchandise, Live Stock, and Mineral traffic, are effected by means of express passenger and goods services to and from all parts of England, Scotland, Ireland, and the Continent.

New Midland. In point of railway accommodation, the Midland Station. Company's equipment in Nottingham is second to none of that of any provincial city. New commodious Passenger and Goods Stations have been provided in convenient localities. The former, fronting Carrington Street, was opened on January 17th, 1904, and is one of the most convenient, as well as one of the most commodious, Railway Passenger Depots in the United Kingdom. The buildings which form the high-level portion of this station are conspicuous by the spaciousness of the scale upon which they have been planned, and the handsomeness of the internal appointments. The frontage is 320 feet, and the block, from front to rear, 135 feet, whilst the general height of the buildings is 40 feet—the central clock tower rising to 72 feet. The entrances to the carriage annexe—320 feet by 56 feet—have high elliptical arches with Ionic columns and massive double gates of iron-bronze openwork, in the design of which the Company's monogram is prominent.

The Midland Express.
The Midland Express.

Booking Hall. Three circular-headed gateways, with glass-pannelled, folding doors, give access to the booking-hall—1041/2 feet by 42 feet—one of the best appointed offices of its kind in Great Britain. Dark green glazed blocks and buff terracotta have been employed in the embellishment of the walls. The front of the Booking-Office is artistically treated in the same colours, and the roof of the hall, which is half-timbered, is dignified in design. Of the eight ticket-windows, seven are for third-class passengers, and they are classified into districts in the usual way. The Cloakroom is spacious, its dimensions being 117 feet by 35 feet, and in addition to the customary partitions for luggage and parcels a number of patent racks for bicycles are provided.

Platforms. From each end of the Booking Hall, wide passages lead to the main corridor, off which three broad stairways and two luggage lifts communicate with the platforms. The latter, five in number, are each a quarter of a mile in length, and contain spacious Waiting Rooms, Refreshment and Dining Rooms, and Lavatories and Hairdressing Rooms. Adjoining the Station Street entrance are extensive Parcels Offices, with accommodation of the latest description for dealing with general parcels and newspaper traffic. A Fish Stage and Dock for Horse, Carriage, and Motor traffic is connected with this side of the station. The entire premises are lighted by electricity, and hydraulic lifts convey passengers' luggage from the main entrance in Carrington Street to the platforms.

Conveyance of Parcels. In addition to the Parcels' traffic accommodation   at the new station, parcels and goods are also received at the Company's Town Offices (Maypole Yard) and Auxiliary Parcel Offices situated in various parts of Nottingham, as follows:—

Thos. Cook & Son, 16, Clumber St.

Mr. P. W. Hare, 29, Wheelergate.

Thos  Cook & Son, 97, Derby Rd.

Mr. F. W. Toynbee, 34, Castle Gate.

Mr. Walker, 156, Radford Rd.

Mr. J. Hodson, 28, Goose Gate.

Mr W. Bosworth, 7, Blue Bell Hill.

Mr. J. Cawthorn, 97, Upper Parliament

Mr. W. Smith, 117, St. Ann's Well Rd.


Mr. A. E. Chapman, 4, Alfreton Rd.

Mr. A. Hickling, 53, Loscoe Rd., Carrington.

Mr. E. Bostock, 122, Alfreton Rd.

Mrs. J. Hall, 240, Denman St., Radford.

Mr. G. Ford, Jun., 49, Mansfield Rd.

Mr. C. J. Walker, 35, Carrington St.

Messrs. Beardsley &: Ball, 20, Sneinton St.

Mr. W. H. Morris, 263, Arkwright St.

Mr. T. W. Pickerill, 93, Arkwright St.

Mr. C. Manfull, 42, Thurgarton St.

Mr.  F.  Farrand, 238, Woodborough Rd.

Mr. G. E. Hare, 173, Willoughby St. Lenton.

Passengers' Luggage in advance. Arrangements are made for the collection, conveyance in advance, and delivery of Passengers' Luggage, particulars of which may be obtained on application to any Midland Station Master or Agent; or the District Superintendent, Midland Station, Nottingham.

View of new bogie family sleeping carriage.
View of new bogie family sleeping carriage.

Tickets issued in advance. Ordinary Tourist and Excursion Tickets areissued in advance at the Midland Railway Station, Booking Office, at the Maypole Yard Office, or at the Offices of Messrs. Thomas Cook and Son, 16, Clumber Street, and 97, Derby Road, Nottingham. Tourist Week-end and Excursion Tickets can also be obtained in advance of Mr Walker, 156, Radford Road; Messrs. Beardsley and Ball, 20, Stieinton Street; and Mrs. J. Hall, 240, Denman Street, Radford, Nottingham.

Goods Stations. The principal Goods Offices are in Carrington Street, facing Station Street, and connected at the rear by an expansive glazed awning is a commodious Storage Warehouse and Goods Shed, electrically lighted and fully equipped with hydraulic power for loading and unloading general goods, which are completely protected from the weather. The Warehouse was erected in 1896, on the site of the former Goods Shed, the first Railway Station in Nottingham.

Bonded Stores.  Extensive premises are devoted to the storage of all wines and spirits held under bond in the city of Nottingham. Midway between Carrington Street and Wilford Road is a seven-storied  Granary, provided with electric hoists, and a basin connected with the River Trent and Canal. A well-arranged Warehouse, for dealing with Fruit, Vegetables, and Potatoes, adjoins Wilford Road; also alarge Warehouse for dealing with cement and other similar traffic.

Wilford Road. To the west of Wilford Road is an extensive Goods Yard. Yard for heavy goods traffic, weights up to twenty tons being lifted by means of a modern overhead "Goliath" crane. Here, too, are numerous sidings and timber stacking allotments. The Coal Yard, with ample siding accommodation and private offices, is situated alongside Castle Meadow Road, off Wilford Road. Live Stock traffic is well pro­vided for at the spacious docks on Wilford Road; and Midland Railway sidings serve the Corporation Cattle Market Docks at the Eastcroft.

Queen's Road Depot. The Queen's Road Wharf, opened as recently asSeptember, 1905, provides additional accommodation for dealing with heavy goods and coal traffic, and is especially convenient for merchants who cart their own traffic on that side of the city.

Suburban Goods Stations. Midland Suburban Stations at Lenton, Radford, Basford, and Bulwell, have also suitable facilities for dealing with goods and coal traffic, and are well situated for serving their respective districts. Live Stock is dealt with at each of these stations except Lenton.

The Midland, along with other Railway Companies serving Nottingham, ceases collecting Goods at 6 p.m. Mondays to Fridays (Station gates closed 6. io-p.m.), and 2 p.m. Saturdays (gates closed 2.10 p.m.).

To ensure careful handling and prompt despatch, the public are respectfully desired to order their goods "per Midland Railway."

National Telephone Nos. 255, 342, and 888, are connected with the General Offices, and through (by means of switch) to the various forwarding departments.

Midland Goods Agent at Nottingham:—J. RoUghton, to whom all enquiries respecting rates and transit may be made.

District Goods Manager:—F. Buxton, Derby. Telephone No. 176a.