Whatstandwell railway station

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Whatstandwell National Rail
Whatstandwell
Station nameboard
Location
Place Whatstandwell
Local authority Derbyshire Dales
Grid reference SK333541
Operations
Station code WTS
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*
2004/05  12,757
2005/06 Increase 13,459
2006/07 Increase 13,896
2007/08 Increase 15,451
2008/09 Increase 17,030
2009/10 Increase 20,262
2010/11 Increase 28,288
2011/12 Decrease 27,490
2012/13 Decrease 26,572
History
1849 opened
1894 resited
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Whatstandwell from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Whatstandwell railway station is a railway station owned by Network Rail and managed by East Midlands Trains (EMT) Train operating company (TOC). It serves the villages of Whatstandwell and Crich Carr in Derbyshire, England. The station is located on the Derwent Valley Line from Derby to Matlock.

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.

History[edit]

Whatstandwell Station with Up freight in 1961

Opened by the Manchester, Buxton, Matlock and Midlands Junction Railway in 1849, though it was not listed in the timetable until 1853. The first station was "Watstandwell Bridge" (sic) north of the 149-yard (136 m) Whatstandwell Tunnel, behind the Derwent Hotel. The original platform still exists, though the area was used as a goods yard when the present station was opened in 1894. It then became "Whatstandwell".

A little way north was High Peak Junction at the base of the former rope-worked incline of the Cromford and High Peak Railway.

Today[edit]

Whatstandwell station with the tunnel in the background

The station is served by East Midlands Trains Local, who operate the service from Nottingham to Matlock (via Derby). For journeys beginning at Whatstandwell, tickets may be bought on the train for any destination in the country. (From Derby, tickets must be bought at the ticket office) Journey time to Derby is approximately 24 minutes. Services are approximately hourly except on Sundays (roughly two-hourly).

In the year 1 April 2009 to 31 March 2010 journeys from the station had increased by 18.96%.[1]

The footbridge at the station leads to the Cromford Canal towpath and to a bridge over the canal to Sandy Lane and the village.

Services[edit]

There is an hourly service in each direction from Monday to Saturday. There is a two-hourly service, each way, on a Sunday. Services are formed using diesel multiple units of Classes 153, 156 or 158.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Record Growth on the Derwent Valley Line". September 2010. Retrieved 27 September 2010. 

External links[edit]

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Coordinates: 53°05′00″N 1°30′15″W / 53.0832°N 1.5041°W / 53.0832; -1.5041