Print FriendlyJubilant celebration ensued on Sunday 2nd April as enthusiastic crowds lined platform 2 of Ilkeston’s new station to welcome the arrival of the first train in over 50 years. Closed 2nd January 1967 due to rail expenditure cuts, the absence of the former station eventually resulted in Ilkeston being known as the largest town […]
Print Friendly From 2nd April 2017, there’s a train from Ilkeston to Nottingham, Chesterfield, Sheffield and Leeds. If you’re from Ilkeston, you would have received the East Midlands Trains marketing literature. According to the East Midlands trains timetable, the first train leaves for Nottingham at 09:45. Ilkeston to Nottingham journey times is expected to be […]
I’ll be heading to Ilkeston from Manchester by train on the opening day of the new station. As many people know it has been a long wait for the opening of Ilkeston Station…
The Junction Cafe is ready to serve users of the new Ilkeston station. We’re located next to the entrance of the west car park and we’re opening on Sunday 2nd April…
Despite having to wait a month before Ilkeston’s station opens, National Rail have begun issuing ‘today’ journey passes. I was the first to get my hands on such a ticket in 50 years.
The Ilkeston railway station construction is now complete. The most recent videos show the station platforms and car parks as the finishing touches are added.
It really is a scandal that it has taken nearly 50 years to get a new Ilkeston station. In the mid-1990’s Derbyshire County Council aimed to get “trains up and running by 1995”.
Ilkeston’s railway timetables and routes are available from Network Rail’s electronic National Rail Timetable (eNRT) which is a long-term plan covering the national rail network.
It’s hard to believe that a new railway station will put Ilkeston on the map. It seems impossible to believe we are still waiting for it to open and it might not even be a success.
As a strong supporter of public transport and a regular user of rail services I hugely welcome the new station at Ilkeston. Let’s celebrate the investment.