Derby railway station

at , Derby, DE1 2RU United Kingdom


Derby railway station

Derby DE1 2RU
United Kingdom
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Derby railway station, also known as Derby Midland Station, is a main line station serving the city of Derby in England. Owned by Network Rail and managed by East Midlands Trains, the station is also used by CrossCountry services and one daily Northern service. It is situated to the south-east of Derby city centre, and is close to the west bank of the River Derwent.OverviewThe decision by the Midland Railway to have their headquarters in Derby, with its central location made it a busy node of the rail network. First opened in 1839, it was at the time one of the largest in the country and was unusual for being shared by more than one company. Until recently, major carriage and locomotive workshops as well as the Research Division in the Railway Technical Centre were housed there.The station is an interchange point between the Midland Main Line from to and long-distance services on the Cross-Country route from through to or (the zero milepost on the latter route is at the south end of platform 1). Until the mid twentieth century, the station was also served by through trains from Manchester and Glasgow to London.

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