Spondon railway station


Spondon railway station

Infobox UK station


name=Spondon
manager=East Midlands Trains
code =SPO
locale=Spondon
borough=Derby
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Spondon railway station serves Spondon in Derby, England.

Lying on the Derby - Nottingham line, 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 station before turning east towards Nottingham. However, on 27 June 1867 the 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 Birmingham and beyond.

East Midlands Trains Mainline services from Leeds, Sheffield and London run through at high speed, but do not stop. Interchange with Mainline services can be made at Derby and Loughborough.

References

*"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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