Construction is complete and finishing touches are being added. Ilkeston station looks as though it might open on time if the latest videos are anything to go by.
The platforms and car parks look impressive, though some residents have expressed concerns about the location of the station itself.
Trains are expected to run every hour allowing passengers to travel to Nottingham within 15 minutes. Network Rail’s eNRT shows the routes to be operated by East Midlands Trains and Northern Rail but this timetable itself does not appear to have been updated.
The timetable on the Realtime Trains website shows services operating between Sheffield and Nottingham and Leeds and Nottingham, stopping at Ilkeston.
To view the stops between the origin and destination stations, click the links under the column labelled “ID”.
Whether those services are accurate or not remains to be seen.
Ilkeston Railway Station east main car park from Coronation Road
The east car park has 90 spaces with CCTV. Although the video doesn’t show it, a paid parking meter has been added. No prices are displayed (yet).
This will upset some residents who say they do not feel encouraged to use the station given the already-high prices of rail tickets.
Ilkeston Railway Station from Millership Way
The ground area between the east car park and east platforms appears to have had willow planted in it.
This would make sense if this is the case since wetland trees are frequently used on floodplains near development sites to mitigate the force of floodwaters.
Trees also provide food, cover and habitat for wildlife.
Ilkeston Railway Station west car park from Coronation Road
The west car park includes spaces for motorcycles, spaces for disabled, a drop off/pick up point and a taxi rank.
Access is gained from Station Street.