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Willington railway station serves the village of Willington in Derbyshire, England. The station is 6¼ miles (10 km) south west of Derby on the Derby to Birmingham New Street line.

Willington National Rail
Willington Station, Derbyshire - geograph.org.uk - 1607600.jpg
Location
PlaceWillington
Local authoritySouth Derbyshire
Coordinates52°51′14″N 1°33′47″W / 52.854°N 1.563°W / 52.854; -1.563Coordinates: 52°51′14″N 1°33′47″W / 52.854°N 1.563°W / 52.854; -1.563
Grid referenceSK294285
Operations
Station codeWIL
Managed byEast Midlands Railway
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryF2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Increase 21,338
2014/15Increase 25,758
2015/16Increase 29,506
2016/17Increase 31,522
2017/18Increase 35,146
History
12 August 1839Opened as Willington
1 October 1855renamed Willington and Repton
1 May 1877renamed Repton and Willington
1 October 1899renamed Willington for Repton
date unknownrenamed Repton and Willington
4 March 1968Closed[1]
1994Reopened as Willington
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* 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".[1][2] It closed for goods in 1964 and for passengers in 1968.

The present station was opened in 1994. It is planned that both platforms will be extended by up to 16 metres by no later than 2012.[3][needs update]

ServicesEdit

All services are operated by CrossCountry. East Midlands Railway operate the station but none of their trains call here. The present station was constructed in 1994.

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.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Butt, R.V.J., (1995) The Directory of Railway Stations, Yeovil: Patrick Stephens
  2. ^ Pixton, B., (2005) Birmingham-Derby: Portrait of a Famous Route, Runpast Publishing
  3. ^ "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.

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