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Alfreton railway station serves the town of Alfreton in Derbyshire, England. The station is on the Erewash Valley Line 18 14 miles (29.4 km) north of Nottingham and 9 34 miles (15.7 km) south of Chesterfield.

Alfreton National Rail
Alfreton & Mansfield Parkway, newly reopened station 1973 (geograph 5038555).jpg
Alfreton railway station as opened in 1973
Location
PlaceAlfreton
Local authorityBorough of Amber Valley
Grid referenceSK422561
Operations
Station codeALF
Managed byEast Midlands Trains
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryE
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Increase 0.241 million
2014/15Increase 0.270 million
2015/16Increase 0.283 million
2016/17Increase 0.292 million
2017/18Increase 0.298 million
History
1 May 1862Opened as Alfreton
7 November 1891Renamed Alfreton and South Normanton
2 January 1967Closed
7 May 1973Reopened as Alfreton and Mansfield Parkway
1995Renamed Alfreton
National RailUK railway stations
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* 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.

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HistoryEdit

Opened by the Midland Railway as Alfreton on 1 May 1862, the station was renamed Alfreton and South Normanton on 7 November 1891.[1][2] 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,[1] 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.

 
Alfreton railway station in 2008

When Sectorisation was introduced in the 1980s, the station was served by the Intercity Sector and Provincial, which became Regional Railways until the Privatisation of British Railways.

FacilitiesEdit

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.[3]

ServicesEdit

There is generally an hourly East Midlands Trains Local service northbound to Liverpool Lime Street via Sheffield and southbound to Norwich via Nottingham.[4]

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.[5][6]

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.[7]

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.[8]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Butt 1995, p. 15
  2. ^ Quick 2009, p. 57.
  3. ^ Alfreton station facilities National Rail Enquiries
  4. ^ Table 49 National Rail timetable, May 2017
  5. ^ "Ilkeston Railway Station – Unofficial discussion, news, developments, information". www.ilkestonrailwaystation.co.uk.
  6. ^ Table 34 National Rail timetable, May 2017
  7. ^ "Northern Connect Map 2016" (PDF).
  8. ^ Table 53 National Rail timetable, May 2017

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