Spondon railway station
|Local authority||City of Derby|
|Managed by||East Midlands Trains|
|Number of platforms||2|
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Spondon railway station serves Spondon in Derby, England. The station is owned by Network Rail and managed by East Midlands Trains (EMT) train operating company (TOC). Spondon is a penalty fare station if travelling with EMT. It is an unstaffed station equipped with a permit to travel machine.
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 is planned that both platforms will be extended by up to 25 metres by no later than 2012.
Today, Spondon station is managed by East Midlands Trains, 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 & Cardiff Central services also call during peak periods and in the evening.
There is no Sunday service.
- "Network Rail CP4 Delivery Plan 2009 Enhancements programme: statement of scope, outputs and milestones" (PDF). Network Rail. Retrieved 2010-03-18.
- 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.
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