Whatstandwell railway station
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|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Whatstandwell from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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Whatstandwell railway station is a railway station owned by Network Rail and managed by East Midlands Trains (EMT) Train operating company (TOC). It serves the villages of Whatstandwell and Crich Carr in Derbyshire, England. The station is located on the Derwent Valley Line from Derby to Matlock.
The full range of tickets for travel for any destination in the country are purchased from the guard on the train at no extra cost.
Opened by the Manchester, Buxton, Matlock and Midlands Junction Railway in 1849, though it was not listed in the timetable until 1853. The first station was "Watstandwell Bridge" (sic) north of the 149-yard (136 m) Whatstandwell Tunnel, behind the Derwent Hotel. The original platform still exists, though the area was used as a goods yard when the present station was opened in 1894. It then became "Whatstandwell".
The station is served by East Midlands Trains Local, who operate the service from Nottingham to Matlock (via Derby). For journeys beginning at Whatstandwell, tickets may be bought on the train for any destination in the country. (From Derby, tickets must be bought at the ticket office) Journey time to Derby is approximately 24 minutes. Services are approximately hourly except on Sundays (roughly two-hourly).
Usage of the station increased significantly between 2009 and 2011 but since then has been in steady decline.
There is an hourly service in each direction from Monday to Saturday. There is a two-hourly service, each way, on a Sunday. Services are formed using diesel multiple units of Classes 153, 156 or 158.
- GB eNRT 2015-16 Edition, Table 56 (Network Rail)
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