Whatstandwell railway station


Whatstandwell railway station

Infobox UK station
name = Whatstandwell


manager = East Midlands Trains
locale = Whatstandwell
borough = Derbyshire Dales
code = WTS
lowusage0405 = 12,757
lowusage0506 = 13,459
lowusage0607 = 13,896
platforms =
start = 1849

Whatstandwell railway station is a railway station serving the villages of Whatstandwell and Crich Carr in Derbyshire, England. The station is located on the Derwent Valley Line from Derby to Matlock.

Opened by the Manchester, Buxton, Matlock and Midlands Junction Railway in 1849, though it wasn't listed in the timetable until 1853. The first station was "Watstandwell Bridge" "(sic)" north of the convert|149|yd|sing=on Whatstandwell Tunnel, behind the Derwent Hotel. The original platform still exists, though the area was used as a goods yard when the present station was opened in 1894. It then became "Whatstandwell".

A little way north was High Peak Junction at the base of the former rope-worked incline of the Cromford and High Peak Railway.

The station is served by East Midlands Trains, who operated local services from Derby to Matlock. Services are formed using diesel multiple units of Classes 150, 153, 156 or 158.

For journeys beginning at Whatstandwell, tickets may be bought on the train for any destination in the country. (From Derby, tickets must be bought at the ticket office) Journey time to Derby is approximately 21 minutes. Services are approximately two-hourly. From 13 December 2008 it is planned to increase these to once an hour.

The footbridge at the station leads to the Cromford Canal towpath and to a bridge over the canal to Sandy Lane and the village. Please note however that both bridges are to be removed temporarily for refurbishment in January 2009 for two months.

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* [http://www.picturethepast.org.uk/cgi-bin/hpac.pl?_cgifunction=form&_layout=picturethepast&keyval=picturethepast.ref_no=DCHQ500225 "Picture the Past" Whatstandwell station 1900-10]


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