Hammersmith railway station

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Hammersmith
Location
Place Hammersmith
Area Amber Valley
Grid reference SK396519
Operations
Operated by Midland Railway - Butterley
Platforms 1
History
1968 Closure of Ambergate to Pye Bridge Line
? Station opened
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Hammersmith railway station is a heritage railway station on the Midland Railway - Butterley in Derbyshire.

There was no station at this point originally, being situated on the Ambergate to Pye Bridge Line. However, when the line was reopened, the A38 road prevented any further westward extension.

Hammersmith is used as terminus with a run-around loop. Trains normally proceed from here eastwards without stopping at Butterley railway station which they left a few minutes previously. The location of the terminus allows passengers to cross the causeway over Butterley Reservoir.

There is no public access at this point; passengers are instead advised to use Butterley railway station.

The signal box at Hammersmith was originally at Kilby Bridge in Leicestershire. Built in 1900, it was closed by British Rail on 29 June 1986 and moved to the Centre in August 1986. It was re-erected at Hammersmith in 1987 and commissioned in September 1989. It is a standard Midland Railway type 3B 'box.

There has been some discussion[this quote needs a citation] that the line could be extended westwards under the A38 and onto Sawmills as finances allow.[citation needed]

Preceding station Heritage Railways  Heritage railways Following station
Terminus   Midland Railway - Butterley   Butterley

Coordinates: 53°3′47″N 1°24′32″W / 53.06306°N 1.40889°W / 53.06306; -1.40889