Alfreton railway station

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Alfreton National Rail
Alfreton
Alfreton railway station in 2008
Location
Place Alfreton
Local authority Amber Valley
Grid reference SK422561
Operations
Station code ALF
Managed by East Midlands Trains
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
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Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05 Increase 0.151 million
2005/06 Increase 0.154 million
2006/07 Increase 0.157 million
2007/08 Decrease 0.135 million
2008/09 Increase 0.159 million
2009/10 Increase 187,552
2010/11 Increase 205,306
2011/12 Increase 211,906
2012/13 Increase 224,866
History
1 May 1862 Station opens as Alfreton
7 November 1891 Station renamed Alfreton and South Normanton
2 January 1967 Station closes
7 May 1973 Station reopens as Alfreton and Mansfield Parkway
1995 Station renamed Alfreton
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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 Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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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.

As of late 2009 Alfreton is a Penalty fare station when travelling on East Midlands Trains services.

History[edit]

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 then closed the station on 2 January 1967.

When the station re-opened 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 the largest town in Britain without one). Following the re-opening of the Robin Hood Line in 1995, Mansfield had its own station again, and Alfreton station reverted to its original name, however there are still some road signs showing the 'Parkway' name. Passenger usage figures seem not to have suffered due to the opening of a station in Mansfield itself.[original research?]

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

Services[edit]

There is generally an hourly East Midlands Trains Local service northbound to Sheffield (and beyond) and southbound to Nottingham (and beyond).

Northern Rail run an hourly service between Nottingham and Leeds that stops at Alfreton. This service started from the December 2008 timetable change.

A limited number of East Midlands Trains London services from Leeds, Sheffield and London run via the Erewash Valley Line and stop at Alfreton. At other times Interchange with London services can be made at Nottingham and Chesterfield.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Butt 1995, p. 15
  2. ^ Quick 2009, p. 57.

Further reading[edit]

External links[edit]

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Coordinates: 53°06′00″N 1°22′12″W / 53.100°N 1.370°W / 53.100; -1.370