The Anonymous Widower

Five New Derbyshire Stations Could Be Built Under Rail Plans

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on the BBC.

These paragraphs outline the schemes.

Up to five new railway stations could be built in Derbyshire as two projects to reopen existing lines to passengers have progressed in a government scheme.

The Barrow Hill line from Chesterfield to Sheffield could be opened to passengers as part of the government’s £500m Restoring Your Railway programme.

It would see stations built at Whittington, Barrow Hill, Eckington/Renishaw and Killamarsh.

It will now go through to the next stage of the scheme.

In addition, Derbyshire County Council said proposals to reopen the Ivanhoe line from Burton-upon-Trent to Leicester were being progressed as part of the project, which would see a new station built at Castle Gresley.

Business cases will now been drawn up to see if the cases will proceed.

Barrow Hill Line

I wrote about the Barrow Hill Line in Reinstatement Of The Barrow Hill Line Between Sheffield And Chesterfield.

Ivanhoe Line

I wrote about the Ivanhoe Line in Reinstatement Of The Ivanhoe Line.

There also is a Wikipedia entry for Gresley station, where this is said.

In the 1990s BR planned to restore passenger services between Leicester and Burton as the second phase of its Ivanhoe Line project. However, after the privatisation of British Rail in 1995 this phase of the project was discontinued. In 2009 the Association of Train Operating Companies published a £49 million proposal to restore passenger services to the line that would include reopening a station at Gresley to serve the town of Swadlincote.

This map shows the possible position of the station.

I suspect it would be to the West of the roundabout.

June 29, 2022 - Posted by | Transport/Travel | , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. This looks like a good idea. Knighton north curve has long gone to connect with Leicester Station. A tight north curve would just replace it. It would encourage people to leave cars at home to commute, and encourage tourist car free access to the Peak district.

    Comment by jagracer | June 29, 2022 | Reply


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