Alfreton railway station
Alfreton railway station serves the town of Alfreton in Derbyshire, England. The station is on the Erewash Valley Line 18 1⁄4 miles (29.4 km) north of Nottingham and 9 3⁄4 miles (15.7 km) south of Chesterfield.
Alfreton railway station as opened in 1973
|Local authority||Borough of Amber Valley|
|Managed by||East Midlands Trains|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections|
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|1 May 1862||Opened as Alfreton|
|7 November 1891||Renamed Alfreton and South Normanton|
|2 January 1967||Closed|
|7 May 1973||Reopened as Alfreton and Mansfield Parkway|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Alfreton from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
As of late 2009 Alfreton is a Penalty fare station when travelling on East Midlands Trains services.
Opened by the Midland Railway as Alfreton on 1 May 1862, the station was renamed Alfreton and South Normanton on 7 November 1891. It became part of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway during the Grouping of 1923. The line then passed on to the London Midland Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948. The British Railways Board closed the station to passengers on 2 January 1967 (due to the Beeching Axe) and subsequently demolished the platforms and buildings.
When the station reopened on 7 May 1973, it was given the name Alfreton and Mansfield Parkway, as the nearby town of Mansfield in Nottinghamshire did not have a railway station of its own (in fact, it was then the largest town in Britain without one). Following the reopening of the Robin Hood Line in 1995, Mansfield regained its own station and Alfreton station reverted to its original name, although there are still some road signs showing the 'Parkway' name.
The station is staffed through the day, with the ticket office open 06:45 - 18:00 Mondays - Saturdays and 10:30 - 18:00 Sundays. A ticket machine is provided in the main building for use outside these times and for collecting pre-paid tickets. Toilets are located on platform 1, whilst platform 2 (southbound) has a waiting shelter only. Train running information is provided by digital CIS screens, automatic announcements, timetable posters and a customer help point on platform 1. Step-free access is only available for platform 1, as the barrow crossing at the station has been closed and the footbridge linking the platforms has stairs.
Northern run an hourly service between Nottingham and Leeds that stops at Alfreton. This service started from the December 2008 timetable change. From 2 April 2017, southbound services began to stop at the newly opened station at Ilkeston.
Northern plan to begin, from late 2018, operating Northern Connect services between Bradford Interchange and Nottingham over this route - these will be extended from their current northern terminus at Leeds and be diverted to run north of Sheffield via Wakefield Westgate rather than their present route via Barnsley.
East Midlands Trains operate selected outbound morning commuter services between Leeds and London St Pancras via Alfreton and return services in the evenings. These services run from Monday to Saturday only. Formerly, services operated from Alfreton to York via Doncaster and Wakefield Westgate, but these services now operate via Derby.
- Butt 1995, p. 15
- Quick 2009, p. 57.
- Alfreton station facilities National Rail Enquiries
- Table 49 National Rail timetable, May 2017
- "Ilkeston Railway Station – Unofficial discussion, news, developments, information". www.ilkestonrailwaystation.co.uk.
- Table 34 National Rail timetable, May 2017
- "Northern Connect Map 2016" (PDF).
- Table 53 National Rail timetable, May 2017
- Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199.
- Jowett, Alan (2000). Jowett's Nationalised Railway Atlas (1st ed.). Penryn, Cornwall: Atlantic Transport Publishers. ISBN 978-0-906899-99-1. OCLC 228266687.
- Quick, Michael (2009) . Railway passenger stations in Great Britain: a chronology (4th ed.). Oxford: Railway and Canal Historical Society. ISBN 978-0-901461-57-5. OCLC 612226077.
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- Train times and station information for Alfreton railway station from National Rail
- Station on navigable O.S. map
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