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.
News digest and updates about Ilkeston's railway station
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 […]
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 around 15 […]
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.
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.
Ilkeston railway station is due to begin operating Sunday April 2nd 2017, with an official opening in summer 2017.
The Ilkeston railway platform, car park and footbridge for the forthcoming stopping service is making strides towards its goal of an Autumn 2016 opening. The Aecom designed station will have two car parks − a main car park with 90 spaces on the east side of the tracks and another on the west-side for disabled drivers, motorcycles and […]