Spondon railway station

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Spondon National Rail
Spondon Railway Station.jpg
Location
Place Spondon
Local authority City of Derby
Grid reference SK397351
Operations
Station code SPO
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*
2008/09 Increase 12,240
2009/10 Increase 15,084
2010/11 Increase 16,382
2011/12 Increase 19,826
2012/13 Increase 20,102
2013/14 Increase 21,920
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Spondon from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Spondon railway station serves Spondon in Derby, England. The station is owned by Network Rail and managed by East Midlands Trains (EMT) train operating company (TOC). Spondon is a penalty fare station if travelling with EMT. It is an unstaffed station equipped with a permit to travel machine.

History[edit]

Lying on the DerbyNottingham line, the first station on the site was opened by the Midland Counties Railway (MCR) on 5 June 1839. The fifth station from Nottingham, it was kept by a Mr. Carter.

Trains to Spondon originally left from the north end of Derby station before turning east towards Nottingham. However, on 27 June 1867 the Midland Railway, successor to the MCR, opened a new route towards Nottingham (and London) which led from the south end of Derby station (so that Manchester – London trains would no longer have to reverse at Derby). The new route and the old joined immediately west of Spondon, which was to remain a junction station until 1969, when the original, more northerly, connection to Derby was closed as a through route.

The station was enlarged in the early 20th century to cope with the volume of traffic for the nearby British Celanese plant. In the 1920s, more than 14,000 worked here. The station is also the location of the junction for rail freight traffic into the British Celanese works.

It is planned that both platforms will be extended by up to 25 metres by no later than 2012.[1]

Current services[edit]

Today, Spondon station is managed by East Midlands Trains, although the majority of trains serving it are operated by CrossCountry, this being a consequence of how the operations of the previous franchise-holder, Central Trains, were divided between them. Trains operate from Spondon to Nottingham and Derby, with most of the latter continuing to Birmingham, Cardiff and Matlock.

East Midlands Trains Mainline services from Leeds, Sheffield and London run through at high speed and do not stop. Interchange with Mainline services can be made at Derby.

There is no Sunday service.

References[edit]

  • The Nottingham and Derby Railway Companion, (1839) Republished 1979 with Foreword by J.B.Radford, Derbyshire Record Society
  • Higginson, M, (1989) The Midland Counties Railway: A Pictorial Survey, Derby: Midland Railway Trust.

External links[edit]

Preceding station   National Rail National Rail   Following station
CrossCountry
Mondays-Saturdays only
East Midlands Trains
Mondays-Saturdays only

Coordinates: 52°54′43″N 1°24′38″W / 52.91194°N 1.41056°W / 52.91194; -1.41056