Butterley railway station

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Butterley
Butterley station 1993 geograph-3271549-by-Ben-Brooksbank.jpg
The restored station in 1993 with 'Princess Margaret Rose'
Location
Place Butterley
Area Amber Valley
Grid reference SK402519
Operations
Original company Midland Railway
Post-grouping London, Midland and Scottish Railway
London Midland Region of British Railways
Operated by Midland Railway - Butterley
Platforms 2
History
1 May 1875 Opened as Butterley
29 July 1935 Renamed Butterley for Ripley and Swanwick
16 June 1947 Closed to passengers
7 November 1964 Goods facilities withdrawn
22 August 1981 Reopened
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Butterley railway station is a preserved railway station on the Heritage Midland Railway - Butterley in Derbyshire. Originally located on the Midland Railway's Ambergate to Pye Bridge Line, the station opened on 1 May 1875 as Butterley, being renamed Butterley for Ripley and Swanwick on 29 July 1935.[1] It closed to passengers on 16 June 1947,[1] but remained open for goods traffic until 7 November 1964.[2] The line itself closed in 1968.[citation needed] British Railways demolished the original station buildings and signal box.[citation needed]

The station was reopened by the Midland Railway Trust on 22 August 1981[1][3] Volunteers have restored the station site, rebuilding the station buildings from Whitwell railway station (in addition, there are some Portakabins). The signal box comes from Ais Gill, on the famous Settle-Carlisle Line and is a standard Midland type 2B box. The station originally had two platforms but the present only the southernmost platform (i.e. the original westbound line) is in use to the public.

Swanwick Junction railway station is a short walk or train ride away to the east. Hammersmith railway station is a shorter distance to the west over Butterley Reservoir by train, though the walking distance is longer as one has to walk around the reservoir.

There is parking available at this station.

The station in 1963

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Butt 1995, p. 50.
  2. ^ Clinker 1978, p. 23.
  3. ^ Croughton, Kidner & Young 1982, p. 54.

Sources[edit]

  • Clinker, C.R. (October 1978). Clinker's Register of Closed Passenger Stations and Goods Depots in England, Scotland and Wales 1830-1977. Bristol: Avon-AngliA Publications & Services. ISBN 0-905466-19-5. 
  • Croughton, Godfrey; Kidner, R. W.; Young, Alan (1982). Private and Untimetabled Railway Stations: Halts and Stopping Places. Trowbridge, Wilts.: The Oakwood Press. ISBN 0-85361-281-1. 

Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-8526-0508-1. OCLC 60251199. 

Preceding station Heritage Railways  Heritage railways Following station
Hammersmith   Midland Railway - Butterley   Swanwick Junction
Historical railways
Ambergate   Midland Railway
Ambergate to Pye Bridge Line
  Pye Bridge

Coordinates: 53°3′48″N 1°24′4″W / 53.06333°N 1.40111°W / 53.06333; -1.40111