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 reopened 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 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.
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.
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.
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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- Quick, Michael (2009) . Railway passenger stations in Great Britain: a chronology (4th ed.). Oxford: Railway and Canal Historical Society. ISBN 978-0-901461-57-5. OCLC 612226077.
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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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