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Creswell railway station

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Creswell
National Rail
Creswell railway station AB2.JPG
LocationCreswell, Bolsover
England
Grid referenceSK523744
Managed byEast Midlands Railway
Platforms2
Other information
Station codeCWD
ClassificationDfT category F2
History
OpenedMay 1998
Passengers
2015/16Increase 40,766
2016/17Increase 43,434
2017/18Decrease 39,008
2018/19Increase 40,070
2019/20Decrease 39,550
Notes
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road

Creswell railway station serves the village Creswell in Derbyshire, England. The station is on the Robin Hood Line between Nottingham and Worksop. It is also the nearest station to the larger village of Clowne.

History

The line and the station was built by the Midland Railway. The station was designed by the Midland Railway company architect John Holloway Sanders.[1] For many years it was known as Elmton and Creswell to prevent confusion with the nearby Creswell and Welbeck station opened by the LD&ECR in 1897[2] and closed at the outbreak of WW2.[3]

Branch line

A branch line veered west immediately north of the station. Its remains are still plainly visible from the north end of the platforms and from Worksop trains. This was the Clowne Branch, which wound a very circuitous route through Clowne, Staveley, Barrow Hill and Whittington to Chesterfield. It closed to normal passenger traffic in 1954, though Summer holiday trains to Blackpool North continued until 1962.

It remained open to freight traffic until the 1980s when the combination of an underground fire and the need to replace tracks led to its closure. The trackbed was formally protected in case a use was found, such as for opencast traffic or for access to the Markham Enterprise Growth Zone at M1 Junction 29A although this never came into fruition and the tracks were removed and the area landscaped to create the Clowne Branch Line Greenway, a shared bike and walking trail starting in Creswell and culminating at Poolsbrook Country Park.

Services

Monday to Saturdays, there is generally an hourly service northbound towards Worksop and southbound to Mansfield and Nottingham. A Sunday service of four trains in each direction was introduced in December 2008, but since May 2011 the service was cut back to run between Nottingham-Mansfield Woodhouse only.[4]

Preceding station  
National Rail
National Rail
  Following station
East Midlands Railway
Robin Hood Line
Disused railways
Line open, station closed
Midland Railway
Line and station closed

References

  1. ^ "Notes by the Way". Derbyshire Times and Chesterfield Herald. British Newspaper Archive. 1 November 1884. Retrieved 12 July 2016 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  2. ^ Cupit & Taylor 1984, p. 39.
  3. ^ Anderson & Cupit 2000, p. 52.
  4. ^ GB eNRT May 2011 & December 2015 Editions, Table 55 (Network Rail)
  • Anderson, Paul; Cupit, Jack (2000). An Illustrated History of Mansfield's Railways. Clophill: Irwell Press. ISBN 1-903266-15-7.
  • Cupit, J.; Taylor, W. (1984) [1966]. The Lancashire, Derbyshire & East Coast Railway. Oakwood Library of Railway History (2nd ed.). Headington: Oakwood Press. ISBN 0-85361-302-8. OL19.

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