Spondon railway station

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Spondon National Rail
Spondon Railway Station.jpg
Location
PlaceSpondon
Local authorityCity of Derby
Grid referenceSK397351
Operations
Station codeSPO
Managed byEast Midlands Railway
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryF2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2014/15Increase 26,330
2015/16Decrease 25,478
2016/17Decrease 23,476
2017/18Increase 25,092
2018/19Decrease 18,726
National RailUK railway stations
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Spondon from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Spondon railway station serves Spondon in Derby, England. The station is owned by Network Rail and managed by East Midlands Railway. It is 125 miles 67 chains (202.5 km) north of London St Pancras.

Spondon is a penalty fare station if travelling with EMR. It is an unstaffed station equipped with a permit to travel machine.

History[edit]

Lying on the DerbyNottingham line, the first station on the site was opened by the Midland Counties Railway (MCR) on 5 June 1839. The fifth station from Nottingham, it was kept by a Mr. Carter.

Trains to Spondon originally left from the north end of Derby station before turning east towards Nottingham. However, on 27 June 1867 the Midland Railway, successor to the MCR, opened a new route towards Nottingham (and London) which led from the south end of Derby station (so that Manchester – London trains would no longer have to reverse at Derby). The new route and the old joined immediately west of Spondon, which was to remain a junction station until 1969, when the original, more northerly, connection to Derby was closed as a through route.

The station was enlarged in the early 20th century to cope with the volume of traffic for the nearby British Celanese plant. In the 1920s, more than 14,000 worked here. The station is also the location of the junction for rail freight traffic into the British Celanese works.

It was planned that both platforms would be extended by up to 25 metres no later than 2012.[1]

Current services[edit]

Today, Spondon station is managed by East Midlands Railway, although many of trains serving it are operated by CrossCountry, this being a consequence of how the operations of the previous franchise-holder, Central Trains, were divided between them. Trains operate from Spondon to Nottingham and Derby, with most of the latter continuing to Matlock. A few Birmingham New Street and Cardiff Central services also call during peak periods and in the evening.[2]

East Midlands Railway Mainline services from Leeds, Sheffield and London St Pancras run through at high speed and do not stop. Interchange with Mainline services can be made at Derby.

There is no Sunday service.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Network Rail CP4 Delivery Plan 2009 Enhancements programme: statement of scope, outputs and milestones" (PDF). Network Rail. Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 June 2011. Retrieved 18 March 2010.
  2. ^ GB eNRT 2015-16 Edition, Table 56
  • The Nottingham and Derby Railway Companion, (1839) Republished 1979 with Foreword by J.B.Radford, Derbyshire Record Society
  • Higginson, M, (1989) The Midland Counties Railway: A Pictorial Survey, Derby: Midland Railway Trust.

External links[edit]

Preceding station   National Rail National Rail   Following station
CrossCountry
Mondays-Saturdays only
East Midlands Railway
Derwent Valley Line
Mondays-Saturdays only

Coordinates: 52°54′43″N 1°24′38″W / 52.91194°N 1.41056°W / 52.91194; -1.41056