Sinfin Central railway station


Sinfin Central railway station

Infobox UK station
name = Sinfin Central


manager = British Rail
locale = Sinfin
borough = Derby
platforms = 1
start = 1800's Closed 1930 Re-Opened 1976 Closed 1998

Sinfin Central station was in Sinfin area of the city of Derby, Derbyshire, England.

The station was originally on the line between Derby and Ashby de la Zouch but this route closed in 1930. Then in 1976 a service was introduced to serve the nearby Rolls-Royce factory. Despite Derby City Council's efforts to encourage usage of public transport, the service was very under-used.

The route service eventually got reduced to one train per day in 1992. This ran until 1993, when the Derwent Valley Line, which connected with the Sinfin branch, changed to using Sprinter trains. Sprinters were not permitted on the branch because of poor signalling. The train service was then replaced with a taxi service until 1998, when both Sinfin Central and Sinfin North were effectively closed.

The line survives to serve the Rolls Royce plant in Derby.

External links

* [http://www.rail-reg.gov.uk/server/show/ConWebDoc.5533] The Closure Acceptance Form from the Rail Regulations Office

* [http://rail.uk.to/sinfin/] More information on Sinfin North & Central railway stations, including history and pictures.

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