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Hammersmith railway station

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Place  Hammersmith
Grid reference  SK396519
Platforms in use  1
Area  Amber Valley
Address  Ripley DE5 3SW, UK
Operated by  Midland Railway - Butterley
1968  Closure of Ambergate to Pye Bridge Line
Similar  Midland Railway – Butterley, Butterley railway station, Dove Holes railway st, Whitwell railway station, Idridgehay railway station

Hammersmith railway station is a heritage railway station on the Midland Railway - Butterley in Derbyshire.

There was no station at this point originally, being situated on the Ambergate to Pye Bridge Line. However, when the line was reopened, the A38 road prevented any further westward extension.

Hammersmith is used as terminus with a run-around loop. Trains normally proceed from here eastwards without stopping at Butterley railway station which they left a few minutes previously. The location of the terminus allows passengers to cross the causeway over Butterley Reservoir.

There is no public access at this point; passengers are instead advised to use Butterley railway station.

The signal box at Hammersmith was originally at Kilby Bridge in Leicestershire. Built in 1900, it was closed by British Rail on 29 June 1986 and moved to the Centre in August 1986. It was re-erected at Hammersmith in 1987 and commissioned in September 1989. It is a standard Midland Railway type 3B 'box.

There has been some discussion that the line could be extended westwards under the A38 and onto Sawmills as finances allow.

References

Hammersmith railway station Wikipedia


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