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Hazelwood railway station

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Place  Hazelwood
1 October 1867  opened
1953  closed (goods)
Platforms in use  1
Area  Amber Valley
16 June 1947  closed (passenger)
Original company  Midland Railway
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Hazelwood Railway Station is a disused railway station on the Wirksworth branch of the Midland Railway. It served the village of Hazelwood. The line has been reopened in stages as the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway.

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History

The Midland Railway opened Hazelwood and other stations on the branch line to Wirksworth on 1 October 1867. The station was designed by the Midland Railway company architect John Holloway Sanders.

The London, Midland and Scottish Railway temporarily withdrew Wirksworth branch passenger services from 16 June 1947 due to postwar fuel shortages. British Railways made this closure permanent from May 1949 when the line was removed from the summer timetable. BR withdrew railway goods services from Hazelwood on 2 March 1964, but the branch remained in use for mineral freight until December 1989.

The station is the only one on the branch line to have had its original platform removed.

The station building and yard were sold and are now the premises of a large timber yard and sawmill.

WyvernRail plc owns the line and the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway operates it. The section of the line through Hazelwood reopened to passenger traffic in 2011 but at present there are no plans to reopen the station.

Spelling

The station was originally spelt Hazlewood in the 1867 Midland Railway timetable. The village itself was spelt Hazzlewood on an Ordnance Survey map of the time. It was subsequently spelt Hazelwood on timetables and station name boards. The OS changed to the new spelling around 1920.

Location

The Station is on Nether Lane north of the B5023 Wirksworth road, which is the main route from Duffield to Wirksworth and parallels the railway along the Ecclesbourne valley.

References

Hazelwood railway station Wikipedia


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