Cromford railway station
|Local authority||Derbyshire Dales|
|Managed by||East Midlands Trains|
|Number of platforms||1|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Key dates||Opened 1849|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Cromford from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
|UK Railways portal|
Cromford railway station is a railway station owned by Network Rail and managed by East Midlands Trains (EMT) Train operating company (TOC). It is located in the village of Cromford in Derbyshire, England. The station is on the Derwent Valley Line 15 1⁄2 miles (24.9 km) north of Derby towards Matlock.
The now unstaffed station is served by East Midlands Trains, who operate the service from Nottingham to Matlock (via Derby). For journeys beginning at Cromford, the full range of tickets for travel for any destination in the country are purchased from the guard on the train at no extra cost. Journey time to Derby is approximately 26 minutes. During service disruption, buses will pick up or set down on the A6 main road. Services are approximately hourly, Monday to Saturday, following service improvements in December 2009.
Services are formed using diesel multiple units of Classes 153, 156 or 158 trains. These call every hour each way on weekdays and every two hours on Sundays, with southbound services running through to Long Eaton and Nottingham.
Originally known as "Cromford Bridge", it was opened by the Manchester, Buxton, Matlock and Midlands Junction Railway in 1849. This is one of the few stations on the line that has been preserved and is a Grade 2 listed building. It is said to have been designed by G.H.Stokes, son-in-law of Joseph Paxton. It is believed that Stokes also designed Station House (built in 1855), the extremely ornate former Station Master's residence opposite the station on the side of the hill as well as the ornate villa style waiting room, on what was the 'up' platform. According to English Heritage, this is the original station building. The present station building on the opposite (down) platform was added by the Midland Railway at a later date
Willersley Tunnel, 764 yards (699 m) long is immediately north of the station.
Following many years of neglect and decline, a long lease on the main station building was purchased by the Arkwright Society, and the building has been restored and improved, re-opening as office space in May 2009. Station House, of which the old Waiting Room is a part, is now self-contained holiday accommodation.
In the year 1 April 2009 to 31 March 2010 journeys from the station had increased by 16.88%.
- [GB National Rail Timetable 2013-14, Table 56
- Truman, P., Hunt, D., (1989) Midland Railway Portrait, Sheffield: Platform 5 Publishing.
- "Restored Cromford station reopens after completion of a £300,000 refurbishment". Railway Herald. 15 June 2009.
- "Record Growth on the Derwent Valley Line". September 2010. Retrieved 27 September 2010.
- "Man found guilty of Cromford taxi driver murder". BBC News. 29 June 2010. Retrieved 17 May 2011.
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- Train times and station information for Cromford railway station from National Rail
- Cromford Station Waiting Room
- "Ingenious.org" Express train at Cromford station, 1911
- "Geograph" Cromford Station
- "English Heritage" Railway Station, Cromford, Derbyshire as it is now
- Friends of the Derwent Valley Line
- Peak Rail
- Derwent Valley Line East Midlands Trains Community Rail Partnership
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|East Midlands Trains|