Alfreton railway station
Alfreton railway station in 2008
|Local authority||Borough of Amber Valley|
|Managed by||East Midlands Trains|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|1 May 1862||Station opens as Alfreton|
|7 November 1891||Station renamed Alfreton and South Normanton|
|2 January 1967||Station closes|
|7 May 1973||Station reopens as Alfreton and Mansfield Parkway|
|1995||Station renamed Alfreton|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Alfreton from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
|UK Railways portal|
As of late 2009 Alfreton is a Penalty fare station when travelling on East Midlands Trains services.
Opened by the Midland Railway as Alfreton on 1 May 1862, the station was renamed Alfreton and South Normanton on 7 November 1891. It became part of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway during the Grouping of 1923. The line then passed on to the London Midland Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948. The British Railways Board then closed the station on 2 January 1967.
When the station re-opened on 7 May 1973, it was given the name Alfreton and Mansfield Parkway, as the nearby town of Mansfield in Nottinghamshire did not have a railway station of its own (in fact, it was the largest town in Britain without one). Following the re-opening of the Robin Hood Line in 1995, Mansfield had its own station again, and Alfreton station reverted to its original name, however there are still some road signs showing the 'Parkway' name. Passenger usage figures seem not to have suffered due to the opening of a station in Mansfield itself.[original research?]
A limited number of East Midlands Trains London services from Leeds, Sheffield and London run via the Erewash Valley Line and stop at Alfreton. At other times Interchange with London services can be made at Nottingham and Chesterfield.
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- Train times and station information for Alfreton railway station from National Rail
- Station on navigable O.S. map
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