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Encyclopedia > Midland Main Line
Midland Main Line
Principal stations (from south to north)
             London St Pancras
  Kentish Town
  West Hampstead
  (for North London Line)
  Cricklewood
  Hendon
  Mill Hill Broadway
  Elstree & Borehamwood
  Radlett
  St Albans
  Harpenden
  Luton Airport Parkway
  Luton
  Leagrave
  Harlington
  Flitwick
  Bedford
  (for Marston Vale Line)
  Wellingborough
  Kettering
  Market Harborough
  Leicester
  (for Ivanhoe Line local services)
  Loughborough
Erewash Valley Derwent Valley
Attenborough      Long Eaton
Beeston Derby
Nottingham Duffield
Langley Mill Belper
Alfreton (for Derwent Valley Line)
             Chesterfield
  Sheffield
  Barnsley*
  Wakefield Westgate*
  Leeds*

(* - not regular service) The Gothic Revival facade and clock tower of the disused Midland Hotel are the most visible part of St Pancras station. ... Kentish Town is a London Underground station and mainline station in the London Borough of Camden. ... There are two National Rail and one London Underground stations within a short walk of each other called West Hampstead, located on West End Lane, West Hampstead in the London Borough of Camden. ... The North London Line is a railway line through northern London. ... Cricklewood railway station is in the London Borough of Barnet in North London. ... Hendon railway station is in the London Borough of Barnet in North London. ... Mill Hill Broadway railway station is in the London Borough of Barnet in North London. ... Elstree & Borehamwood railway station is in the Hertsmere district of Hertfordshire. ... Statistics Population: 8,034 (2001 census) Ordnance Survey OS grid reference: TQ165995 Administration District: Hertsmere Shire county: Hertfordshire Region: East of England Constituent country: England Sovereign state: United Kingdom Other Ceremonial county: Hertfordshire Historic county: Hertfordshire Services Police force: Hertfordshire Ambulance service: East of England Post office and telephone Post... St Albans railway station is one of two railway stations in St Albans, Hertfordshire, England. ... Harpenden railway station serves the town of Harpenden, Hertfordshire, England. ... Luton Airport Parkway railway station is the railway station for London Luton Airport in Bedfordshire. ... Luton railway station is located in Luton, Bedfordshire. ... Leagrave railway station is located in the north part of Luton, Bedfordshire. ... Harlington railway station is located in Bedfordshire, at the west of Harlington village. ... Flitwick railway station is located in Bedfordshire, right in the middle of Flitwick. ... Bedford railway station is the main railway station in the town of Bedford in Bedfordshire. ... The Marston Vale Line is the railway line from Bletchley to Bedford. ... Wellingborough station building Wellingborough railway station serves the town of Wellingborough in Northamptonshire, England. ... Platform 2 Kettering railway station serves the town of Kettering in Northamptonshire, England. ... Platforms 1 and 2 at Market Harborough station, taken on 30 September 2005. ... Leicester station frontage Leicester station is a railway station in Leicester, England. ... The Ivanhoe Line is the name given to local passenger services operated on the Midland Main Line between Leicester and Loughborough. ... Loughborough railway station Loughborough railway station serves the town of Loughborough in Leicestershire, England. ... The Erewash Valley Line runs from south of Chesterfield along the Erewash Valley to Trent Junction at Long Eaton, joining the Midland Main Line at each end. ... The Derwent Valley Line is a railway line from Derby to Matlock in Derbyshire. ... Attenborough railway station serves Attenborough in Nottinghamshire. ... The station building Long Eaton railway station serves Long Eaton in Derbyshire. ... Beeston railway station serves the town of Beeston, Nottinghamshire in England. ... Derby Station (formerly known as Derby Midland Station to distinguish it from the now disused Derby Friargate) is a mainline railway station serving the city of Derby in England. ... History Nottingham station is the principal railway station in the city of Nottingham and the Greater Nottingham area. ... Duffield railway station is a railway station serving the village of Duffield in Derbyshire, England. ... Langley Mill railway station serves the village of Langley Mill and the towns of Heanor in Derbyshire and Eastwood in Nottinghamshire. ... Belper railway station is a railway station serving the town of Belper in Derbyshire. ... Alfreton railway station serves the town of Alfreton in Derbyshire. ... The Derwent Valley Line is a railway line from Derby to Matlock in Derbyshire. ... Chesterfield railway station is a medium-sized railway station, 20 km (12 miles) south of Sheffield Midland station and to the east of Chesterfield town centre (Derbyshire). ... Sheffield Midland station, now called simply Sheffield, is the railway station in central Sheffield, England. ... Barnsley railway station (formely Barnsley Exchange Station) lies in the centre of the town of Barnsley, in South Yorkshire and it opened in 1850. ... Wakefield Westgate is the mainline railway station for the city of Wakefield, West Yorkshire. ... Leeds City station is the mainline railway station serving the city of Leeds in West Yorkshire, England. ...

The Midland Main Line is a main railway line in the United Kingdom, part of the British railway system. Class 180 multiple unit of First Great Western at speed near Yate, Bristol. ...


The line links London (St Pancras) to Sheffield (Midland station) in northern England and connects other places including Luton, Bedford, Wellingborough, Kettering, Market Harborough, Leicester, Loughborough, Long Eaton, Derby, Beeston, Nottingham and Chesterfield. There are plans to build East Midlands Parkway to serve Nottingham East Midlands Airport. full of cockneys. ... The Gothic Revival facade and clock tower of the disused Midland Hotel are the most visible part of St Pancras station. ... For other uses, see Sheffield (disambiguation). ... Sheffield Midland station, now called simply Sheffield, is the railway station in central Sheffield, England. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital London Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2005 est. ... Town crest Luton is a large town and local government district in England, located 51 km (32 miles) north of London. ... Bedford is the county town of the English county of Bedfordshire. ... Map sources for Wellingborough at grid reference SP8967 Wellingborough is a town in Northamptonshire, England situated some eleven miles from the county town of Northampton. ... The church of St Peter and Paul in Kettering. ... The stilted Grammar School Market Harborough Parish church of St Dionysius Market Harborough is a market town in Leicestershire, England, upon the River Welland. ... Leicester city centre, looking towards the Clock Tower Leicester (pronounced ) is the largest city in the East Midlands of England. ... Statistics Population: 57,600 Ordnance Survey OS grid reference: SK536195 Administration Borough: Charnwood Shire county: Leicestershire Region: East Midlands Constituent country: England Sovereign state: United Kingdom Other Ceremonial county: Leicestershire Services Police force: Leicestershire Constabulary Fire and rescue: {{{Fire}}} Ambulance: East Midlands Post office and telephone Post town: LOUGHBOROUGH Postal... Location within the British Isles This article is about a town in England. ... Derby (pronounced dar-bee ) is a city in the East Midlands of England. ... Beeston is a town in the county of Nottinghamshire, England some 3 miles (5 km) south west of the centre of Nottingham. ... Nottingham is a city (and county town of Nottinghamshire) in the East Midlands of England. ... Chesterfield is a historic market town and local government district in Derbyshire, a county in England. ... East Midlands Parkway is a planned railway station in the East Midlands to serve Nottingham East Midlands Airport. ... Nottingham East Midlands Airport (IATA: EMA, ICAO: EGNX) is an airport in the East Midlands of England, near Castle Donington in Leicestershire. ...


Express passenger services on the line are operated by the Midland Mainline train operating company. The section between St Pancras and Bedford is electrified and is also used by Thameslink commuter trains (operated by First Capital Connect), who also provide a through service from Bedford to Brighton. Midland Mainline (MML) is a British train operating company owned by the National Express Group, created after the privatisation of British Rail. ... The Thameslink route is operated with a fleet of 72 dual-voltage Class 319 electric multiple units. ... First Capital Connect is a train operating company in England that began its passenger operations on the National Rail network at 02:00 BST 1 April 2006. ... Brighton station concourse Brighton railway station serves the city of Brighton in Sussex, on the south coast of England. ...


The northern part of the route between Derby and Sheffield is shared with Virgin Cross-Country train services. Central Trains also operates regional and local services between Nottingham and Leicester / Derby / Sheffield. A Class 220 Voyager at Bristol. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Midland Main Line has the dubious destinction of having one of the slowest 'Intercity' services in the UK. As an example, the fastest time from Nottingham to London is 1 hour 41 minutes. A comparible distance journey of 126 miles on the East Coast Main Line from London to Grantham takes as little as 1 hour 3 minutes. Nottingham is a city (and county town of Nottinghamshire) in the East Midlands of England. ... The East Coast Main Line viaduct at Durham. ... Grantham aka G-Town is a small market town in Lincolnshire, England with about 38,000 inhabitants. ...

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History

The Midland Main Line was built in stages between the 1830s and the 1860s, as three lines which met at the Tri Junct Station in Derby. First to arrive was the line built by the Birmingham and Derby Junction Railway and its subsidiary the Stonebridge Railway from Hampton-in-Arden, Warwickshire, on the London and Birmingham Railway, to Derby. This section opened on 12 August 1839. This is now the "cross-country" route through Birmingham to Bristol. Events and Trends Electromagnetic induction discovered by Michael Faraday Dutch-speaking farmers known as Voortrekkers emigrate northwards from the Cape Colony Croquet invented in Ireland Railroad construction begins in earnest in the United States Egba refugees fleeing the Yoruba civil wars found the city of Abeokuta in south-west Nigeria... // Events and trends Technology The First Transcontinental Railroad in the United States is built in the six year period between 1863 and 1869. ... The Tri Junct Station in Derby, opened in 1839, shared by the North Midland Railway, the primary contractors, the Birmingham and Derby Junction Railway and the Midland Counties Railway From about 1825 and the opening of the Stockton and Darlington Railways, the East Midlands had been at the centre of... Derby (pronounced dar-bee ) is a city in the East Midlands of England. ... The Birmingham and Derby Junction Railway was a British railway company. ... The Stonebridge Railway was opened in 1839 as part of the main Birmingham and Derby Junction Railway. ... Hampton-in-Arden is a small village in the metropolitan borough of Solihull, in the West Midlands of England, although previously it was in Warwickshire. ... A detailed map Stratford-upon-Avon Kenilworth Castle Warwickshire (pronounced //, //, or //) is a landlocked non-metropolitan county in central England. ... The London and Birmingham Railway (L&BR) was an early railway company in the United Kingdom, which existed between 1833 and 1846 when it becam a constituent part of the London and North Western Railway. ... Derby Station (formerly known as Derby Midland Station to distinguish it from the now disused Derby Friargate) is a mainline railway station serving the city of Derby in England. ... August 12 is the 224th day of the year (225th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1839 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... The tracks approaching the station Birmingham New Street is a major railway station located in the centre of the city of Birmingham, England. ... Bristol Temple Meads is a major railway station in Bristol, England. ...


This was followed on 1 July 1840 by the North Midland Railway, which ran from Derby to Leeds Hunslet Lane Station via Chesterfield, Swinton, Masborough, near Rotherham (from where the Sheffield and Rotherham Railway ran a branch to Sheffield Wicker Station), and Normanton. This avoided Sheffield, Barnsley, and Wakefield in order to reduce gradients. July 1 is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 183 days remaining. ... 1840 is a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... The North Midland Railway was a British railway company, opened in 1840, from Derby to Rotherham (Masborough) and Leeds. ... Chesterfield is a historic market town and local government district in Derbyshire, a county in England. ... Swinton is a small town in South Yorkshire, on the banks of the River Don. ... Rotherham Masborough railway station was Rotherhams main railway station from the 1840s, until most of its trains were rerouted via Rotherham Central in 1986. ... In the early nineteenth century, when news broke of the building of the North Midland Railway, it was clear that George Stephenson would follow the gentle gradient of the Rivers Rother and Don, bypassing Sheffield. ... Sheffield Wicker Station was the first railway station to be built in Sheffield, Yorkshire. ... Normanton railway station serves Normanton in West Yorkshire. ... For other uses, see Sheffield (disambiguation). ... Statistics Population: 72,000 Ordnance Survey OS grid reference: SE3406 Administration District: Barnsley Metropolitan county: South Yorkshire Region: Yorkshire and the Humber Constituent country: England Sovereign state: United Kingdom Other Ceremonial county: South Yorkshire Historic county: Yorkshire (West Riding) Services Police force: South Yorkshire Police Ambulance service: Yorkshire Post office... Statistics Population: 79,885 Ordnance Survey OS grid reference: SE335205 Administration Metropolitan Borough: City of Wakefield Metropolitan county: West Yorkshire Region: Yorkshire and the Humber Constituent country: England Sovereign state: United Kingdom Other Ceremonial county: West Yorkshire Historic county: Yorkshire (West Riding) Services Police force: West Yorkshire Police Fire and...


On the same day the Midland Counties Railway, which ran from Derby and Nottingham to Leicester, was extended from Leicester (its previous Campbell Street Station being replaced by the current London Road Station) to a temporary station on the northern outskirts of Rugby. A few months later, the Rugby viaduct was finished and the Midland Counties Railway reached the London and Birmingham's Rugby Station. This cut 11 miles off the former route via Hampton-in-Arden. Consequently the Stonebridge Railway lost all importance, was soon singled, and closed in 1917 as a wartime economy measure and to release track material for other use. Thus this became the first main line in Britain to close. Its parent company, the Birmingham and Derby Junction, survived, reached Birmingham Lawley Street Station in 1842, and is now part of the Cross-Country InterCity route from Birmingham to the North-East. The Midland Counties Railway (MCR) was an early railway company in the United Kingdom which existed between 1832 and 1844, connecting Nottingham, Leicester and Derby with Rugby and thence to London. ... Nottingham is a city (and county town of Nottinghamshire) in the East Midlands of England. ... Leicester city centre, looking towards the Clock Tower Leicester (pronounced ) is the largest city in the East Midlands of England. ... Leicester city centre, looking towards the Clock Tower Leicester (pronounced ) is the largest city in the East Midlands of England. ... Leicester station is a railway station in Leicester, England. ... Rugby is a market town in the county of Warwickshire in the West Midlands region of England on the River Avon. ... A local train from Birmingham to Northampton at Rugby railway station. ... A single track railway A single track railway is one where traffic in both directions shares the same track. ... 1917 (MCMXVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... 1842 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... The city from above Centenary Square. ...


When these three companies merged to form the Midland Railway on 10 May 1844, the Midland did not have its own route to London, and relied upon a junction at Rugby with the London and Birmingham's line (which became part of the London and North Western Railway on 1 January 1846) to London Euston for access to the capital. The Midland Railway (MR) was a railway company in the United Kingdom, which existed from 1844 to 1922. ... May 10 is the 130th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (131st in leap years). ... 1844 was a leap year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Rugby is a market town in the county of Warwickshire in the West Midlands region of England on the River Avon. ... The London and North Western Railway (LNWR) was formed in 1846 by the merger of three railway companies - the Grand Junction Railway, London and Birmingham and Manchester and Birmingham. ... January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... 1846 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Euston station, also known as London Euston, is a major railway station to the north of central London and in the London Borough of Camden. ...


By the 1850s the junction at Rugby had become severely congested, and so the Midland Railway constructed a route from Leicester to Hitchin on the Great Northern Railway, via Bedford. The line avoids Northampton, a major town south of Leicester, instead going via Kettering and Wellingborough in the east of Northamptonshire. This line met with similar problems at Hitchin as the former alignment had at Rugby, so in 1868 a line was opened from Bedford via Luton to London St Pancras. Statistics Population: 30,360 Ordnance Survey OS grid reference: TL181292 Administration District: North Hertfordshire Shire county: Hertfordshire Region: East of England, Home Counties Constituent country: England Sovereign state: United Kingdom Other Ceremonial county: Hertfordshire Historic county: Hertfordshire Services Police force: Hertfordshire Fire and rescue: {{{Fire}}} Ambulance: East of England Post... The Great Northern Railway (GNR) was a British railway company, founded by the London & York Railway Act of 1846. ... Northampton Guildhall, built 1861-4, E.W. Godwin, architect Northampton is a large market town and a local government district in central England on the River Nene, and the county town of Northamptonshire, in the English East Midlands region. ... Leicester city centre, looking towards the Clock Tower Leicester (pronounced ) is the largest city in the East Midlands of England. ... The church of St Peter and Paul in Kettering. ... Map sources for Wellingborough at grid reference SP8967 Wellingborough is a town in Northamptonshire, England situated some eleven miles from the county town of Northampton. ... Northamptonshire (abbreviated Northants or Nhants) is a landlocked county in central England with a population of 629,676 (2001 census). ... The Gothic Revival facade and clock tower of the disused Midland Hotel are the most visible part of St Pancras station. ...


The final stretch of what is considered to be the modern Midland Main Line was a short cut-off from Chesterfield through Sheffield, which opened in 1870. 1870 (MDCCCLXX) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ...


Also part of the line is the Erewash Valley Line, which carries services from Chesterfield and the north to Nottingham and the south. The Erewash Valley Line runs from south of Chesterfield along the Erewash Valley to Trent Junction at Long Eaton, joining the Midland Main Line at each end. ...

Midland Main Line at St Albans
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Midland Main Line at St Albans

In the 1980s the line was electrified as far North as Bedford. Midland Main Line at St Albans, looking south towards the St Albans City Station. ... Midland Main Line at St Albans, looking south towards the St Albans City Station. ... St Albans (thus spelt, no apostrophe or dot) is the main urban area of the City and District of St Albans in southern Hertfordshire, England, around 22 miles (35. ... 40% (3,062 miles / 4,928 km) of the British rail network is electrified and 60% of all rail journeys are by electric traction (both by locomotives and Multiple Units). ...


Route

The cities, towns and villages served by the MML are listed below. Those in bold are served by fast InterCity services. A High Speed Train power car in Intercity livery InterCity was the sector of British Rail responsible for long-distance express trains. ...

Midland Main Line at Luton Airport Parkway.

Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2304x1728, 720 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Midland Main Line Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2304x1728, 720 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Midland Main Line Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used... Luton Airport Parkway railway station is the railway station for London Luton Airport in Bedfordshire. ...

London to Trent Junction

(First Capital Connect services and electrification end here.) full of cockneys. ... The Gothic Revival facade and clock tower of the disused Midland Hotel are the most visible part of St Pancras station. ... Kentish Town is a London Underground station and mainline station in the London Borough of Camden. ... There are two National Rail and one London Underground stations within a short walk of each other called West Hampstead, located on West End Lane, West Hampstead in the London Borough of Camden. ... Cricklewood railway station is in the London Borough of Barnet in North London. ... Hendon railway station is in the London Borough of Barnet in North London. ... Mill Hill Broadway railway station is in the London Borough of Barnet in North London. ... Elstree & Borehamwood railway station is in the Hertsmere district of Hertfordshire. ... Radlett railway station is in the Hertsmere district of Hertfordshire, England. ... St Albans railway station is one of two railway stations in St Albans, Hertfordshire, England. ... Harpenden railway station serves the town of Harpenden, Hertfordshire, England. ... Luton Airport Parkway railway station is the railway station for London Luton Airport in Bedfordshire. ... Luton railway station is located in Luton, Bedfordshire. ... Leagrave railway station is located in the north part of Luton, Bedfordshire. ... Harlington railway station is located in Bedfordshire, at the west of Harlington village. ... Flitwick railway station is located in Bedfordshire, right in the middle of Flitwick. ... Bedford railway station is the main railway station in the town of Bedford in Bedfordshire. ... First Capital Connect is a train operating company in England that began its passenger operations on the National Rail network at 02:00 BST 1 April 2006. ...

Kettering North Junction: formerly services to Corby and Melton Mowbray, from which both Leicester and Nottingham could be reached via an alternative route
Wigston South Junction
At Trent Junction, the line splits into three, with lines to Derby, Nottingham and Erewash Valley

Wellingborough station building Wellingborough railway station serves the town of Wellingborough in Northamptonshire, England. ... Platform 2 Kettering railway station serves the town of Kettering in Northamptonshire, England. ... Shown within Northamptonshire Geography Status: Borough Region: East Midlands Admin. ... Melton Mowbray or just Melton (as it is commonly known to its inhabitants) is a town of around 26,000 people in the borough of Melton north-east Leicestershire, England, 15 miles from Leicester and 105 miles north of London. ... Leicester city centre, looking towards the Clock Tower Leicester (pronounced ) is the largest city in the East Midlands of England. ... Nottingham is a city (and county town of Nottinghamshire) in the East Midlands of England. ... Platforms 1 and 2 at Market Harborough station, taken on 30 September 2005. ... Wigston (or more properly Wigston Magna to distinguish it from the nearby Wigston Parva), is a town in Leicestershire, just to the south of Leicester. ... Leicester station frontage Leicester station is a railway station in Leicester, England. ... Syston railway station is a railway station serving the town of Syston in Leicestershire, England. ... Sileby railway station is a railway station serving the town of Sileby in Leicestershire, England. ... Barrow-upon-Soar railway station is a railway station serving the town of Barrow-upon-Soar in Leicestershire, England. ... Loughborough railway station Loughborough railway station serves the town of Loughborough in Leicestershire, England. ... East Midlands Parkway is a planned railway station in the East Midlands to serve Nottingham East Midlands Airport. ...

Trent Junction via Derby

Rejoins with Erewash Valley line.

The station building Long Eaton railway station serves Long Eaton in Derbyshire. ... Derby Station (formerly known as Derby Midland Station to distinguish it from the now disused Derby Friargate) is a mainline railway station serving the city of Derby in England. ... Duffield railway station is a railway station serving the village of Duffield in Derbyshire, England. ... Belper railway station is a railway station serving the town of Belper in Derbyshire. ...

Trent Junction via Erewash Valley Line

Langley Mill railway station serves the village of Langley Mill and the towns of Heanor in Derbyshire and Eastwood in Nottinghamshire. ... Alfreton railway station serves the town of Alfreton in Derbyshire. ...

Trent Junction via Nottingham

trains often reverse to join the Erewash Valley Line at Trowell Junction

Attenborough railway station serves Attenborough in Nottinghamshire. ... Beeston railway station serves the town of Beeston, Nottinghamshire in England. ... History Nottingham station is the principal railway station in the city of Nottingham and the Greater Nottingham area. ...

Continued

Chesterfield railway station is a medium-sized railway station, 20 km (12 miles) south of Sheffield Midland station and to the east of Chesterfield town centre (Derbyshire). ... Sheffield Midland station, now called simply Sheffield, is the railway station in central Sheffield, England. ... Wakefield Westgate is the mainline railway station for the city of Wakefield, West Yorkshire. ... Leeds City station is the mainline railway station serving the city of Leeds in West Yorkshire, England. ...

A Main Line to Manchester

The line was once the Midland Railway's route from London St Pancras to Manchester, branching at Ambergate Junction along the Manchester, Buxton, Matlock and Midlands Junction Railway, now known as the Derwent Valley Line. In LMS days it featured named expresses such as the Palatine and the Peaks. The Gothic Revival facade and clock tower of the disused Midland Hotel are the most visible part of St Pancras station. ... Manchester is a major city within Greater Manchester in North West England, historically notable for being the worlds first industrialised city, and its subsequent central role in the Industrial Revolution. ... BR standard class 7 70017 Arrow rounds the curve at Ambergate with The Palatine, September 1958. ... The Manchester, Buxton, Matlock and Midlands Junction Railway initially served neither Manchester or the Midlands, since its connection with the North Midland Railway at Ambergate Junction, was in a northerly direction. ... The Derwent Valley Line is a railway line from Derby to Matlock in Derbyshire. ... The London, Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS1) was a British railway company. ...


This line was closed in the 1960s between Matlock and Buxton, severing an important link between Manchester and the East Midlands, which has never been satisfactorily replaced by any mode of transport. The line between Matlock and Rowsley is in the hands of the Peak Rail preservation group. Matlock railway station is a railway station serving the town of Matlock in Derbyshire, England. ... Buxton railway station is a railway station that serves the town of Buxton in Derbyshire. ... The East Midlands is one of the regions of England and consists of most of the eastern half of the traditional region of the Midlands. ... Rowsley is a village on the A6 road in the English county of Derbyshire. ... In 1968 the former Midland Railway main line from London to Manchester (originally built as the Manchester, Buxton, Matlock and Midlands Junction Railway), was closed between Matlock and Buxton in Derbyshire. ...


The Settle-Carlisle and the West Ridings Extension

This is no longer considered part of the Midland Main Line: see Settle-Carlisle Railway. World War I prevented the Midland from finishing its direct route (avoiding reversal at Leeds) to join the Settle and Carlisle. The first part of the Midlands West Riding extension from the main line at Royston (Yorks) to Dewsbury was opened before the war. However the second part of the extension was not completed. This involved a viaduct at Dewsbury over the River Calder, a tunnel under Dewsbury Moor and a new approach railway into Bradford from the south at a lower level than the existing railway (a good part of which was to be in tunnel) leading into Bradford Midland (or Forster Square) station. The 500yd gap between the stations at Bradford continues to exist today - closing it today would also need to take into account the different levels between the two Bradford stations, a task made easier in the days of electric rather than steam traction, allowing for steeper gradients than possible at the time of the Midlands proposed extension. The failure to complete this section ended the Midland's hopes of being a serious competitor on routes to Scotland and finally put beyond all doubt that Leeds, not Bradford, would be the West Riding's principal town. Midland trains to Scotland continues onwards from Carlisle via either the Glasgow and South Western or Waverley routes. Heysham was the port for the Midland's Irish traffic. The Settle–Carlisle Railway (S&C) is a 72 mile (115 km) long main railway line in northern England. ... Combatants Allied Powers: British Empire France Italy Russia United States Central Powers: Austria-Hungary Bulgaria Germany Ottoman Empire Commanders Ferdinand Foch Georges Clemenceau Joseph Joffre Victor Emmanuel III Luigi Cadorna Armando Diaz Nicholas II Aleksei Brusilov Herbert Henry Asquith Douglas Haig John Jellicoe Woodrow Wilson John Pershing Wilhelm II Paul... The West Riding as an administrative county prior to its abolition in 1974. ... Statistics Population: 54,341 (2001) Ordnance Survey OS grid reference: SE245225 Administration District: Kirklees Metropolitan county: West Yorkshire Region: Yorkshire and the Humber Constituent country: England Sovereign state: United Kingdom Other Ceremonial county: West Yorkshire Historic county: Yorkshire Services Police force: West Yorkshire Police Ambulance service: Yorkshire Post office and... For other River Calders, see River Calder (disambiguation). ... The Glasgow and South Western Railway formed part of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway. ... The Waverley Line is an abandoned railway line in Scotland that ran south from Edinburgh, through Midlothian and the Scottish Borders to Carlisle. ... Stone graves overlooking Morecambe Bay, with the mountains of the Lake District in the distance Heysham (pronounced hee-sham) is a small, coastal village near Lancaster in the county of Lancashire in England. ...


Former stations

As with most railway lines in Britain, the route used to serve far more stations than it currently does (and consequently passes close to settlements that it no longer serves). Places that the current mainline used to serve include

The following on the original North Midland Railway line Camden Road railway station is on the North London Line, in Zone 2. ... Haverstock Hill railway station was built by the Midland Railway in 1868 when it built its extension to St Pancras station. ... Finchley Road railway station was built by the Midland Railway in 1868 on its extension to St. ... Welsh Harp railway station was built by the Midland Railway in 1870 on its extension to St. ... Napsbury railway station was built by the Midland Railway in 1905 on its line to St Pancras station. ... Chiltern Green railway station was built by the Midland Railway in 1868 on its extension to St. ... Ampthill railway station was built by the Midland Railway in 1868 on its extension to St. ... Oakley railway station was built by the Midland Railway in 1857 on its extension from Leicester to Bedford and Hitchin. ... Sharnbrook railway station was built by the Midland Railway in 1857 on its extension from Leicester to Bedford and Hitchin. ... Irchester railway station was built by the Midland Railway in 1857 on its extension from Leicester to Bedford and Hitchin. ... Finedon railway station was built by the Midland Railway in 1857 on its extension from Leicester to Bedford and Hitchin. ... Isham and Burton Latimer railway station was built by the Midland Railway in 1857 on its extension from Leicester to Bedford and Hitchin. ... Rushton railway station was built by the Midland Railway in 1857 on its extension from Leicester to Bedford and Hitchin. ... Desborough railway station was built by the Midland Railway in 1857 on its extension from Leicester to Bedford and Hitchin. ... Langton railway station was built by the Midland Railway in 1857 on its extension from Leicester to Bedford and Hitchin. ... Kibworth railway station was built by the Midland Railway in 1857 on its extension from Leicester to Bedford and Hitchin and closed in 1968. ... Great Glen railway station was built by the Midland Railway in 1857 on its extension from Leicester to Bedford and Hitchin. ... South Wigston station is located on the Birmingham to Leicester railway line. ... Humberstone Road station was a station to the north of Leicester, England. ... Cossington Gate railway station was a small station serving Cossington village in Leicestershire. ... Hathern Railway Station was a station serving the villahge of Hathern in Leicestershire, England. ... Kegworth Railway Station was a station serving the village of Kegworth in Leicestershire, England. ... The growth and decline of a railway junction Trent railway station was situated near Long Eaton in Derbyshire at the junction of the Midland Railway line from London to Derby and Nottingham. ... The station building Long Eaton railway station serves Long Eaton in Derbyshire. ... Draycott railway station was a station which served the village of Draycott, Derbyshire, England. ... Borrowash railway station was a station at Borrowash in Derbyshire. ... Derby Nottingham Road railway station was a railway station about half a mile north of Derby station on the Midland Railway line from Derby to Leeds. ... Wingfield railway station was a railway station built by the North Midland Railway which no longer exists. ... Stretton railway station was a railway station built by the North Midland Railway in 1840 which no longer exists. ... Clay Cross railway station was a railway station built by the North Midland Railway in 1840 which no longer exists. ... The original Long Eaton railway station was built in 1839 for the Midland Counties Railway, which shortly joined the North Midland Railway and the Birmingham and Derby Junction Railway to form the Midland Railway. ... The Midland Counties Railway (MCR) was an early railway company in the United Kingdom which existed between 1832 and 1844, connecting Nottingham, Leicester and Derby with Rugby and thence to London. ... The Beauchief Hotel, formerly Abbeydale Station Hotel Beauchief Station was a train station in Sheffield, South Yorkshire. ... Millhouses Station was a train station in the Millhouses district of Sheffield, South Yorkshire. ... Heeley Station building in March 2006 Heeley Station was a train station in Sheffield, South Yorkshire. ... Attercliffe Road Station was a railway station in Sheffield, South Yorkshire. ... Bright side Station in early 2004 Brightside Station was a train station in Sheffield, South Yorkshire. ... Holmes Station was a railway station in Rotherham, South Yorkshire. ... Rotherham Masborough railway station was Rotherhams main railway station from the 1840s, until most of its trains were rerouted via Rotherham Central in 1986. ... Swinton railway station is in Swinton, South Yorkshire, England. ... The North Midland Railway was a British railway company, opened in 1840, from Derby to Rotherham (Masborough) and Leeds. ...

  • Wath
  • Darfield
  • Royston and Notton
  • Oakenshaw (originally for Wakefield)
  • Normanton
  • Methley
  • Woodlesford


Normanton railway station serves Normanton in West Yorkshire. ...

Main line railways in Great Britain:
High-speed main lines:  Channel Tunnel Rail Link
'Classic' main lines:  Cross-Country Route   East Coast Main Line   Great Eastern Main Line  
 Great Western Main Line   Midland Main Line   West Coast Main Line


// High-speed main line See also: Template:British main lines Channel Tunnel Rail Link Classic main lines See also: Template:British main lines Cross-Country Route East Coast Main Line Great Eastern Main Line Great Western Main Line Midland Main Line West Coast Main Line Railway lines in England London... A Eurostar train on the CTRL, near Ashford Model showing the current redevelopment of the Kings Cross area with the new extension to the barrel-vaulted St Pancras Station on the left. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The East Coast Main Line viaduct at Durham. ... The Great Eastern Main Line is the railway line from London Liverpool Street to Ipswich and Norwich. ... Categories: Rail stubs | British railway lines ... The WCML running alongside the M1 motorway at Watford Gap in Northamptonshire A Virgin Pendolino and freight train on the WCML The West Coast Main Line (WCML) is one of the most important intercity railway lines in the United Kingdom, part of the British railway system. ...

Railway lines in Central England:
Main lines:  Cross-Country Route   Midland Main Line   West Coast Main Line
 Birmingham-Peterborough via Leicester Line   Birmingham-Worcester via Bromsgrove Line  
 Birmingham-Worcester via Kidderminster Line   Cherwell Valley Line   Chiltern Main Line  
 London-Aylesbury Line   Trent Valley Line   Welsh Marches Line   Wolverhampton-Shrewsbury Line
Commuter lines:  Birmingham-Rugeley "Chase" Line   Birmingham-Stratford Line   Birmingham-Walsall Line  
 Coventry-Nuneaton Line   Cross-City Line   Leicester-Loughborough "Ivanhoe" Line  
 Northampton Loop Line   Robin Hood Line   Rugby-Birmingham-Stafford Line  
 Stourbridge Junction-Stourbridge Town Line   Walsall-Wolverhampton Line 
Rural lines:  Cotswold Line   Crewe-Derby Line   Derwent Valley Line   Leamington-Stratford Line  
 Marston Vale Line   Nottingham-Lincoln Line   Nottingham to Grantham Line  
 Oxford-Bicester Line   Princes Risborough-Aylesbury Line   Shrewsbury-Chester Line


// High-speed main line See also: Template:British main lines Channel Tunnel Rail Link Classic main lines See also: Template:British main lines Cross-Country Route East Coast Main Line Great Eastern Main Line Great Western Main Line Midland Main Line West Coast Main Line Railway lines in England London... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The WCML running alongside the M1 motorway at Watford Gap in Northamptonshire A Virgin Pendolino and freight train on the WCML The West Coast Main Line (WCML) is one of the most important intercity railway lines in the United Kingdom, part of the British railway system. ... The Birmingham to Peterborough Line is an important railway line in the United Kingdom, linking the Midlands to East Anglia. ... The Birmingham to Worcester via Kidderminster Line is a railway line from Birmingham Snow Hill to Worcester via Stourbridge and Kidderminster. ... The Cherwell Valley Line is the railway line from Didcot to Banbury via Oxford. ... The Chiltern Main Line is a name for the railway line between London Marylebone and Birmingham Snow Hill stations. ... The London to Aylesbury Line is the main railway line between London Marylebone and Aylesbury. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Welsh Marches Line is the railway line from Newport to Crewe via Abergavenny, Hereford, Craven Arms, Shrewsbury and Whitchurch. ... The Wolverhampton to Shrewsbury Line (previously starting from Birmingham) is the railway line from Wolverhampton to Shrewsbury via Wellington. ... Map of the Chase Line. ... The Birmingham to Stratford Line is a commuter railway line predominantly in the West Midlands region of England. ... Map of the Chase Line. ... The Coventry to Nuneaton Line is a short branch line linking Coventry and Nuneaton in the West Midlands of England. ... The Cross-City Line is a suburban railway line in the West Midlands region of England. ... The Ivanhoe Line is the name given to local passenger services operated on the Midland Main Line between Leicester and Loughborough. ... The Northampton loop is a railway line serving the town of Northampton deviating from the main West Coast Main Line. ... The Robin Hood Line is a railway line running from Nottingham to Worksop, Nottinghamshire. ... The Rugby-Birmingham-Stafford Line is a loop off the West Coast Main Line (WCML) between Rugby and Stafford via the West Midlands cities of Coventry, Birmingham and Wolverhampton. ... The Stourbridge Town Branch Line is a short (0. ... The Walsall to Wolverhampton Line is a railway line in the West Midlands, England. ... A First Great Western Link Network Express Turbo unit at Evesham station on 19th September 2004, with a service for London Paddington. ... The Crewe to Derby Line is a railway line in central England, running from Crewe south east to Derby. ... The Derwent Valley Line is a railway line from Derby to Matlock in Derbyshire. ... The Leamington to Stratford Line is a railway line linking Leamington Spa and Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwickshire, England. ... The Marston Vale Line is the railway line from Bletchley to Bedford. ... The Nottingham to Lincoln Line is a railway line in central England, running from Nottingham north east to Lincoln. ... The Nottingham to Grantham Line is a branch line between the towns of Nottingham and Grantham in the East Midlands of England. ... The Oxford to Bicester Line is a short branch line linking Oxford and Bicester in Oxfordshire, England. ... The Princes Risborough to Aylesbury Line is a branch line from Princes Risborough to Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire, England. ... The Shrewsbury to Chester Line is a railway line that runs from Shrewsbury to Chester, via Wrexham. ...

Railway lines in Northern England:
Main lines:  Cross-Country Route   East Coast Main Line   Midland Main Line   West Coast Main Line
 Hope Valley Line   Liverpool-Manchester Line    Manchester-Preston Line   Settle-Carlisle Railway
Commuter lines:  Airedale Line Blackburn-Bolton Line   Caldervale Line   Mid-Cheshire Line   Dearne Valley Line  
 East Lancashire Line   Glossop Line   Hallam Line   Harrogate Line   Huddersfield Line Kirkby Branch Line  
 Lancaster-Heysham Line   Leeds-Bradford Lines   Liverpool-Wigan Line    Manchester Airport Line  
 Manchester-Southport Line   Northern Line   Oldham Loop Line   Northallerton-Eaglescliffe Line  
 Ormskirk Branch Line   Pontefract Line   Sheffield-Hull Line   Sheffield-Lincoln Line   Stockport-Stalybridge Line  
 Wakefield Line   Warrington Link Line   Wharfedale Line   Wirral Line   York & Selby Lines 
 York-Scarborough Line
Rural lines:  Barton Line   Borderlands Line   Buxton Line   Cumbrian Coast Line   Doncaster-Lincoln Line  
 Durham Coast Line   Esk Valley Line   Tees Valley Line   Furness Line   Hull-York Line   
 Oxenholme-Windermere Line   Penistone Line   Ribble Valley Line   Newcastle and Carlisle Railway  
 Yorkshire Coast Line

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