Alfreton railway station

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Alfreton National Rail
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Alfreton railway station in 2008
Location
Place Alfreton
Local authority Borough of Amber Valley
Grid reference SK422561
Operations
Station code ALF
Managed by East Midlands Trains
Number of platforms 2
DfT category E
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Increase 0.212 million
2012/13 Increase 0.225 million
2013/14 Increase 0.241 million
2014/15 Increase 0.270 million
2015/16 Increase 0.283 million
History
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
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* 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.
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Alfreton railway station serves the town of Alfreton in Derbyshire, England. The station is on the Erewash Valley Line 18 14 miles (29.4 km) north of Nottingham.

As of late 2009 Alfreton is a Penalty fare station when travelling on East Midlands Trains services.

History[edit]

Opened by the Midland Railway as Alfreton on 1 May 1862, the station was renamed Alfreton and South Normanton on 7 November 1891.[1][2] 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 reopened on 7 May 1973, it was given the name Alfreton and Mansfield Parkway,[1] as the nearby town of Mansfield in Nottinghamshire did not have a railway station of its own (in fact, it was then the largest town in Britain without one). Following the reopening of the Robin Hood Line in 1995, Mansfield regained its own station and Alfreton station reverted to its original name, although there are still some road signs showing the 'Parkway' name.

When Sectorisation was introduced in the 1980s, the station was served by the Intercity Sector until the Privatisation of British Railways.

Services[edit]

There is generally an hourly East Midlands Trains Local service northbound to Liverpool Lime Street via Sheffield and southbound to Norwich via Nottingham.

Northern run an hourly service between Nottingham and Leeds that stops at Alfreton. This service started from the December 2008 timetable change. From Winter 2016/17, southbound services will be scheduled to stop at Ilkeston.[3]

Northern plan to begin, from late 2018, operating Northern Connect services between Bradford Interchange and Nottingham, ending services to Leeds after this new service begins, which will operate via Wakefield Westgate and will no longer stop at Meadowhall Interchange, Barnsley Interchange, Wakefield Kirkgate, Chesterfield, Langley Mill nor Alfreton.[4]

East Midlands Trains operate selected outbound morning commuter services between Leeds and London St Pancras via Alfreton and return services in the evenings. These services run from Monday to Saturday only. Formerly, services operated from Alfreton to York via Doncaster and Wakefield Westgate, but these services now operate via Derby.

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Coordinates: 53°06′00″N 1°22′12″W / 53.100°N 1.370°W / 53.100; -1.370