Idridgehay railway station

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Idridgehay
Idridgehay-Railway-Station-by-Robin-Jones.jpg
Location
Place Idridgehay
Area Derbyshire
Coordinates 53°02′08″N 1°34′09″W / 53.0356°N 1.5692°W / 53.0356; -1.5692Coordinates: 53°02′08″N 1°34′09″W / 53.0356°N 1.5692°W / 53.0356; -1.5692
Grid reference SK289487
Operations
Original company Midland Railway
Operated by Ecclesbourne Valley Railway
Platforms 1
History
1 October 1867 opened
16 June 1947 closed (passenger)
2 March 1964 closed (goods)
8 March 2008 reopened
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Idridgehay railway station is an intermediate station on the former Midland Railway branch line to the town of Wirksworth in Derbyshire. The line is off the Midland Main Line at Duffield. The line has been reopened as the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway and Idridgehay station was reopened on 8 March 2008.[1] It has the national station code of XID.[2]

History[edit]

Opened with other stations on the branch line to Wirksworth on 1 October 1867, it was designed by the Midland Railway company architect John Holloway Sanders.[3]

Idridgehay remained open until 16 June 1947, when the Wirksworth branch passenger service was withdrawn on a temporary basis in response to postwar fuel shortages. This was made permanent with effect from May 1949, when the line was removed from the summer timetable. Freight facilities remained rail-served until 2 March 1964, while the branch continued to be used for mineral traffic until December 1989.

The station has been restored as an operational station on the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway in Derbyshire. The station building and nearby former station master's house have been sold off to private ownership in recent years, but the platform has been restored by volunteer members of the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway Association, culminating in its reopening to passenger-carrying trains in March 2008. The rebuilding of the adjacent level crossing with new gates and fencing was completed over the winter of 2007/8.

Route[edit]

Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Shottle   Midland Railway
Wirksworth Branch
  Wirksworth
Heritage Railways  Heritage railways
Shottle   Ecclesbourne Valley Railway   Wirksworth

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.idridgehay.org.uk/
  2. ^ "Train times & tickets Times and fares Idridgehay [XID] to Wirksworth [WIR] Outward journey on Sun 04 May + 1 day". Retrieved 4 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "Notes by the Way.". Derbyshire Times and Chesterfield Herald. British Newspaper Archive. 1 November 1884. Retrieved 12 July 2016 – via British Newspaper Archive. (subscription required (help)). 

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