Ilkeston North railway station

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Ilkeston North
Bennerley Viaduct Ilkeston.jpg
Bennerley Viaduct near Ilkeston carried the former GNR/LNER line from their Ilkeston Station to Awsworth.
LocationIlkeston, Erewash
Grid referenceSK463427
Other information
Original companyGreat Northern Railway
Pre-groupingGreat Northern Railway
Post-groupingLondon and North Eastern Railway
London Midland Region of British Railways
Key dates
1 April 1878[1]Opened as Ilkeston
1 July 1950Renamed Ilkeston North
7 September 1964Closed to passengers
3 June 1968[2]Goods facilities withdrawn

Ilkeston North railway station was a railway station in Ilkeston, Derbyshire. It was opened by the Great Northern Railway (Great Britain) on its Derbyshire Extension in 1878 and closed in 1964.


From Awsworth the line crossed the Erewash Valley by means of the impressive Bennerley Viaduct which has been partly preserved. It then made the climb to Ilkeston before crossing the Nut Brook towards West Hallam.[3] At Stanton Junction lines led northwards to Heanor and southwards to Stanton Ironworks. Ilkeston at one time had three stations, Ilkeston Town being on a branch leading from the Midland Railway's Erewash Valley Line at the third station, Ilkeston Junction and Cossall.

Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Awsworth   London Midland Region of British Railways
(Derby) Friargate Line
  West Hallam

Present day[edit]

Bridges have been filled in, and the station demolished. The town's 1990's Police Station has been built on its site. Some of the remaining track bed has also been built on, with the remainder forming the Cotmanhay Linear Park.[4]


  1. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations, Patrick Stephens Ltd, Sparkford, ISBN 1-85260-508-1, p. 126.
  2. ^ Clinker, C.R. (October 1978). Clinker's Register of Closed Passenger Stations and Goods Depots in England, Scotland and Wales 1830-1977. Bristol: Avon-AngliA Publications & Services. p. 67. ISBN 0-905466-19-5.
  3. ^ Higginson, M., (1989) The Friargate Line:Derby and the Great Northern Railway, Derby: Golden Pingle Publishing
  4. ^ Nottingham's Lost Railway Heritage

Coordinates: 52°58′46″N 1°18′41″W / 52.97944°N 1.31139°W / 52.97944; -1.31139