Matlock Bath railway station
Matlock Bath Station, 2007
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|Managed by||East Midlands Trains|
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|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Matlock Bath from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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Matlock Bath railway station is a Grade II listed railway station owned by Network Rail and managed by East Midlands Trains (EMT) Train operating company (TOC). It is located in the village of Matlock Bath in Derbyshire, England. The station is unmanned and is located on the Derwent Valley Line 16.25 miles (26.15 km) north of Derby towards Matlock.
Opened by the Manchester, Buxton, Matlock and Midland Junction Railway on 4 June 1849, the station is located in the centre of the village. The station buildings have an unusual 'chalet' style, inspired by the romantic notion at the time that the resort was England's Little Switzerland. A cable car runs up from near the station to the Heights of Abraham.
The station was closed on 6 March 1967, and reopened on 27 May 1972.
In recent times the usage of the station has increased; for example in the year 1 April 2009 to 31 March 2010 journeys increased by 62%.
The station is served by East Midlands Trains Local, who operate the following service:
Public safety issues
In October 2015 Network Rail released CCTV footage showing members of the public taking photographs on the main crossing over the tracks at the station. Network Rail issued a safety warning as a result and said the railways were not for taking photographs on and that trains can appear without warning. Network Rail said it was releasing the footage to highlight the dangerous practices, particularly involving children on the railway line.
- Historic England, "Matlock Bath station (1247893)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 11 March 2017
- Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 156. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.
- "Record Growth on the Derwent Valley Line". September 2010. Retrieved 27 September 2010.
- "Warning after CCTV is released showing families with children taking selfies on rail track at level crossing". ITV News. 2015-10-26. Retrieved 2015-10-26.
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- Train times and station information for Matlock Bath railway station from National Rail
- Ingenious.org Matlock Bath station, 1903
- Friends of the Derwent Valley Line
- Derwent Valley Line East Midlands Trains Community Rail Partnership
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