Butterley railway station
The restored station in 1993 with 'Princess Margaret Rose'
|Original company||Midland Railway|
|Post-grouping||London, Midland and Scottish Railway
London Midland Region of British Railways
|Operated by||Midland Railway - Butterley|
|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|7 November 1964||Goods facilities withdrawn|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|
|Stations on heritage railways in the United Kingdom|
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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. It closed to passengers on 16 June 1947, but remained open for goods traffic until 7 November 1964. The line itself closed in 1968. British Railways demolished the original station buildings and signal box.
The station was reopened by the Midland Railway Trust on 22 August 1981 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.
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- 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.
|Midland Railway – Butterley|
|Preceding station||Heritage railways||Following station|
|Hammersmith||Midland Railway - Butterley||Swanwick Junction|
Ambergate to Pye Bridge Line