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Chesterfield Central railway station

Chesterfield Central was a railway station in the town of Chesterfield, Derbyshire.

Chesterfield Central
Location
PlaceChesterfield
AreaChesterfield
Operations
Original companyManchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway
Pre-groupingGreat Central Railway
Post-groupingLNER
British Railways
Platforms2[1]
History
4 June 1892Opened
1 November 1907renamed Chesterfield Central
4 March 1963Closed [2]
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
A B C D–F G H–J K–L M–O P–R S T–V W–Z

The station was on the Great Central (GCR) Chesterfield Loop which ran between Staveley Central and Heath Junction (just north of Heath railway station) on the Great Central Main Line. The station opened in 1892 and was closed in 1963.[3]

The station was demolished by 1973 to make way for Chesterfield's inner-relief road,[4] much of which was built along the former trackbed of the GCR. This dual-carriageway now forms part of the A61 road. The former 410yd entrance tunnel from the north still remains in place, sealed at its north end due to the road construction.

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See alsoEdit

Chesterfield was, at one time, served by three railway stations. The other two are:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Cowlishaw 2006, p. 73.
  2. ^ Butt, R.V.J., (1995) The Directory of Railway Stations, Yeovil: Patrick Stephens
  3. ^ [1] Accessed 24 Feb 2009. "Last passenger train at Chesterfield Central, Saturday on 15 June 1963. 'Flying Scotsman' calls on a Railway Preservation Society tour from Sheffield Victoria to Marylebone."
  4. ^ [2] Accessed 24 Feb 2009 "The remainder of the station was demolished in 1973 to make way for a planned relief road"

SourcesEdit

  • Cowlishaw, John (2006). British Railways in and Around the Midlands 1953-57. Nottingham: Book Law Publications. ISBN 1-901945-47-2.

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