Willington railway station
|Local authority||South Derbyshire|
|Managed by||East Midlands Railway|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections|
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|12 August 1839||Opened as Willington|
|1 October 1855||renamed Willington and Repton|
|1 May 1877||renamed Repton and Willington|
|1 October 1899||renamed Willington for Repton|
|date unknown||renamed Repton and Willington|
|4 March 1968||Closed|
|1994||Reopened as Willington|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Willington from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
The original station was opened in 1839 by the Birmingham and Derby Junction Railway on its original route from Derby to Hampton-in-Arden meeting the London and Birmingham Railway for London. The station was renamed Repton and Willington in 1855 with a notice on the platform: "Alight here for Repton School". It closed for goods in 1964 and for passengers in 1968.
East Midlands Trains used to run a couple of semi-fast services from Burton upon Trent to London St Pancras International. The last London service to call at Willington was on Saturday 13 September 2008. Passengers for London must now change at Birmingham for Virgin Trains services to London Euston, at Tamworth for London North Western Railway services to Euston or at Derby for the original East Midlands Railway services to London St Pancras International.
As of August 2016, services run several times each day, in each direction, running a primarily structured two-hourly service from around 8am to around 6pm. From 6pm, services operate three-hourly (one around 9pm and one around 11/12). In the early morning, there is an hourly service each way until 8am.
Willington is not served on Sundays.
Peartree is between Willington and Derby, but no trains from Willington stop at Peartree.
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- "Network Rail CP4 Delivery Plan 2009 Enhancements programme: statement of scope, outputs and milestones" (PDF). Network Rail. Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 June 2011. Retrieved 18 March 2010.