Whitwell railway station

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Whitwell National Rail
Whitwell railway station 1.jpg
Location
Place Whitwell
Local authority Bolsover
Grid reference SK534761
Operations
Station code WWL
Managed by East Midlands Trains
Number of platforms 2
DfT category F2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Increase 24,436
2012/13 Decrease 20,944
2013/14 Decrease 18,352
2014/15 Increase 20,526
2015/16 Increase 18,934
History
Key dates Opened May 1998 (May 1998)
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Whitwell from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Whitwell railway station serves the village of Whitwell in Derbyshire, England. The station is on the Robin Hood Line 4¾ miles (7 km) south west of Worksop towards Nottingham.

History[edit]

The line and station were built by the Midland Railway. The station was designed by the Midland Railway company architect John Holloway Sanders.[1] They were opened for passenger traffic on 1 June 1875 and closed in October 1964, though freight traffic continued. The station[2][3] was dismantled and rebuilt, brick by brick, at the heritage railway at Butterley in 1981.

The line reopened in stages through the 1990s, with the final, northernmost, section from Mansfield Woodhouse through Whitwell to Worksop reopening in 1998. The modern Whitwell station is on the original site, but a wholly new structure.

When the line opened in 1875 two railway companies provided services through Whitwell:

Over time the direct Mansfield-Whitwell-Sheffield service was diverted to Worksop. From 1 October 1905 the MR took over all services and ran them all to Worksop, where passengers for Sheffield could change trains.[4] This core service continued until closure in 1964.

The station[edit]

The station is located on the edge of the village, beside the quarry. It consists of two platforms, with the Nottingham bound one having to be reached via a foot-bridge.

Services[edit]

On Monday to Saturdays, there is generally an hourly service northbound towards Worksop and southbound to Mansfield and Nottingham. From December 2008, four trains between Nottingham and Worksop on Sundays were introduced. Prior to this, there was no Sunday service. The Sunday service ran until May 2011 when it was withdrawn north of Mansfield Woodhouse.[5]

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Notes by the Way.". Derbyshire Times and Chesterfield Herald. British Newspaper Archive. 1 November 1884. Retrieved 12 July 2016 – via British Newspaper Archive. (Subscription required (help)). 
  2. ^ Lund 1997, p. 29.
  3. ^ Kaye 1988, p. 54.
  4. ^ Hurst 1987, p. 46.
  5. ^ GB eNRT May 2011 & December 2015 Editions, Table 55 (Network Rail)

Sources[edit]

  • Hurst, Geoffrey (1987). The Midland Railway Around Nottinghamshire, Volume 1. Worksop: Milepost Publications. ISBN 0-947796-05-3. 
  • Kaye, A.R. (1988). North Midland and Peak District Railways in the Steam Age, Volume 2. Chesterfield: Lowlander Publications. ISBN 0 946930 09 0. 
  • Lund, Brian (1997) [1995]. Derbyshire Railway Stations on old picture postcards. Keyworth, Nottingham: Reflections of a Bygone Age. ISBN 0 946245 86 X. 

External links[edit]

Preceding station   National Rail National Rail   Following station
East Midlands Trains
Disused railways
Elmton & Creswell
Line and station open
  MSLR (later GCR)
1875-1905 Worksop-Sheffield Service
  Shireoaks
Line closed, station open

Coordinates: 53°16′48″N 1°12′02″W / 53.28000°N 1.20056°W / 53.28000; -1.20056