- Spondon railway station
Infobox UK station
East Midlands Trains
Spondon railway station serves
Spondonin Derby, England.
Lying on the
Derby- Nottinghamline, the first station on the site was opened by the Midland Counties Railway(MCR) on 5 June 1839. The fifth station from Nottingham, it was kept by a Mr. Carter.
Trains to Spondon originally left from the north end of
Derby stationbefore turning east towards Nottingham. However, on 27 June 1867the 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.
Today, Spondon station is managed by
East Midlands Trains, although the majority of trains serving it ae 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 Birminghamand beyond.
*"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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