West Hallam railway station


West Hallam railway station

West Hallam railway station was a former railway station in West Hallam, Derbyshire. It was opened by the Great Northern Railway (Great Britain) on its Derbyshire Extension in 1878

Its full name was West Hallam for Dale Abbey. It was provided with substantial brick buildings; a two-storey station master's house and the usual single storey offices on the main platform with a small timber waiting room on the other. It was one of the few intermediate stations on the line to have a footbridge, due to an elderly couple having been killed by a light engine in 1884.

Beside the presence of productive collieries, it was particularly busy during World War II due to a nearby ordnance depot, a satellite of that at Chilwell.

Sunday passengers services finished in 1939, and it closed completely in 1964. All sign of the railway has disappeared apart from the stationmaster's house which is now a private dwelling.

From Ilkeston the line climbed through West Hallam to a summit at Morley Tunnel before descending towards Breadsall [Higginson, M., (1989) "The Friargate Line:Derby and the Great Northern Railway," Derby: Golden Pingle Publishing]

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