Chesterfield Central railway station

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

Chesterfield Central
Site of Chesterfield Central station from the former trackbed and near the former station site. The crooked spire can be seen in the distance..jpg
General information
LocationChesterfield, Derbyshire,
England
Platforms2[1]
Other information
StatusDisused
History
Original companyManchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway
Pre-groupingGreat Central Railway
Post-groupingLNER
British Railways
Key dates
4 June 1892Opened
1 November 1907renamed Chesterfield Central
4 March 1963Closed[2]

HistoryEdit

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. Although the official closing date was 4 March 1963, the last passenger train to use the station did so on 15 June, when 'Flying Scotsman' stopped there during a Railway Preservation Society tour from Sheffield Victoria to Marylebone. It remained open for goods traffic until 11 September, and a private siding continued in use after that.[3][2]

Compared to nearby Chesterfield Midland, the station was little used. The number of passengers using the station during the week ending 19 August 1961 was 1,829, whereas Midland station was used by 22,285 passengers in the same week, over twelve times as many.[3]

The station was demolished by 1973 to make way for Chesterfield's inner-relief road, much of which was built along the former trackbed of the GCR. This dual-carriageway now forms part of the A61 road. The 410-yard (370 m) tunnel immediately to the south of the station, which ran from Brewery Street to Hollis Lane, remains in place, sealed at its northern end due to the road construction[3][4]

See alsoEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Cowlishaw 2006, p. 73.
  2. ^ a b Butt 1995, p. 59.
  3. ^ a b c Catford 2017.
  4. ^ Ordnance Survey, 1:2500 map, 1918

SourcesEdit

  • Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7.
  • Catford, Nick (17 May 2017). "Chesterfield Central". Disused Stations. Archived from the original on 15 July 2021.
  • Cowlishaw, John (2006). British Railways in and Around the Midlands 1953-57. Nottingham: Book Law Publications. ISBN 978-1-901945-47-8.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 53°14′20.2″N 1°25′24.8″W / 53.238944°N 1.423556°W / 53.238944; -1.423556


Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Grassmoor   Great Central Railway
Derbyshire Lines
  Sheepbridge and Brimington