Cromford railway station
|Local authority||Derbyshire Dales|
|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*|
|Key dates||Opened 1849|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Cromford from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
Cromford railway station is a Grade II listed railway station owned by Network Rail and managed by East Midlands Trains. It is located in the village of Cromford in Derbyshire, England. The station is on the Derwent Valley Line 15 1⁄2 miles (24.9 km) north of Derby towards Matlock.
Originally known as "Cromford Bridge", it was opened by the Manchester, Buxton, Matlock and Midlands Junction Railway in 1849. This is one of the few stations on the line that has been preserved and is a Grade 2 listed building. It is said to have been designed by G.H.Stokes, son-in-law of Joseph Paxton. It is believed that Stokes also designed Station House (built in 1855), the extremely ornate former Station Master's residence opposite the station on the side of the hill as well as the ornate villa style waiting room, on what was the 'up' platform. According to English Heritage, this is the original station building. The present station building on the opposite (down) platform was added by the Midland Railway at a later date
Willersley Tunnel, 764 yards (699 m) long is immediately north of the station.
Following many years of neglect and decline, a long lease on the main station building was purchased by the Arkwright Society, and the building has been restored and improved, re-opening as office space in May 2009. Station House, of which the old Waiting Room is a part, is now self-contained holiday accommodation.
In the year 1 April 2009 to 31 March 2010 journeys from the station had increased by 16.88%.
- Historic England, "Cromford Station (Main Building on West Platform) (1247945)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 11 March 2017
- Truman, P., Hunt, D., (1989) Midland Railway Portrait, Sheffield: Platform 5 Publishing.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 6 June 2011. Retrieved 8 February 2009.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
- "Restored Cromford station reopens after completion of a £300,000 refurbishment" (PDF). Railway Herald. 15 June 2009.[permanent dead link]
- "Record Growth on the Derwent Valley Line". September 2010. Retrieved 27 September 2010.
- "Man found guilty of Cromford taxi driver murder". BBC News. 29 June 2010. Retrieved 17 May 2011.
- Jenkins, S., (2017) Britain's 100 Best Railway Stations, Penguin Random House.
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- Train times and station information for Cromford railway station from National Rail
- Cromford Station Waiting Room
- "Ingenious.org" Express train at Cromford station, 1911
- "Geograph" Cromford Station
- "English Heritage" Railway Station, Cromford, Derbyshire as it is now
- Friends of the Derwent Valley Line
- Peak Rail
- Derwent Valley Line East Midlands Trains Community Rail Partnership
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|East Midlands Trains|