Later this year, East Midlands Trains is to become East Midlands Railway as operator Stagecoach gives way to Dutch outfit Abellio who promise to invest in services, introduce better trains and make all-round improvements at stations.
With the opening of the Ilkeston station in April 2017, the footfall and customers so desperately needed by the Junction Cafe finally appeared and the business is now doing well.
The famous Flying Scotsman flew through Ilkeston today bound for York from Ealing Broadway, London, and sighted by enthusiastic spectators with cameras all along the route.
Jubilant 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 in […]
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”.
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.