Alfreton railway station


Alfreton railway station

Infobox UK station
name = Alfreton
code = ALF



caption = Alfreton railway station in 2008
manager = East Midlands Trains
locale = Alfreton
borough = Amber Valley
years = 1 May 1862
events = Station opens as Alfreton
years1 = 7 November 1891
events1 = Station renamed Alfreton and South Normanton
years2 = 2 January 1967
events2 = Station closes
years3 = 7 May 1973
events3 = Station reopens as Alfreton and Mansfield Parkway
years4 = ? 1993
events4 = Station renamed Alfreton
platforms = 2
lowusage0405 = 150,999
lowusage0506 = 153,909
lowusage0607 = 156,614

Alfreton railway station serves the town of Alfreton in Derbyshire, England. The station is on the Erewash Valley Line 29 km (18¼ miles) north of Nottingham.

History

Opened by the Midland Railway, it became part of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway during the Grouping of 1923. The line then passed on to the London Midland Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948. The British Railways Board then closed it from 1967 to 1973.

When Alfreton's station re-opened in 1973, it was given the name "Alfreton and Mansfield Parkway", as the nearby town of Mansfield in Nottinghamshire did not have a railway station of its own (in fact, it was the largest town in Britain without one). Following the re-opening of the Robin Hood Line in 1995, Mansfield had its own station again, and Alfreton station regained its original name.

When Sectorisation was introduced in the 1980's, the station was served by the Intercity Sector until the Privatisation of British Railways.

ervices

There is generally an hourly East Midlands Trains Local service northbound to Sheffield (and beyond) and southbound to Nottingham (and beyond). Some Mainline services also stop at Alfreton between Leeds and London St Pancras.

East Midlands Trains London services from Leeds, Sheffield and London run through at high speed sometimes trains to Sheffield do stop. Interchange with London services can be made at Nottingham and Chesterfield.

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