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Written by Joe Patrick - 20 May 2004
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Location notes
In the county of Derbyshire, on the MML and Virgin Cross Country routes.
Railway type and traffic
Midland MainLine operate services using HSTs, 170s and 222s, Virgin Cross Country use Voyagers and Central trains use a variety of diesel units. Fragonset, based a few minutes down the road opposite Etches Park, also stable locomotives across the way from the station. You can see traffic going into and out of Etches Park next to the Fragonset stabling area.
Some freight passes through the station usually freightliner or DB Schenker.
There is also an on track plant siding at the north end of the station.
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RTT Link Derby Station
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The station is in a nice area and is usually staffed.
Road directions
The station is well signposted from the A52.

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Derby Station map co-ordinates
The station has an expensive carpark which is patrolled and covered with CCTV.
Public transport
Central Trains, Virgin Cross Country and MML all operate services to the station.

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The station has a WH Smith on the concourse, and a cafe bar on the concourse and one on the platform.
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Derby Station

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Derby Station general view map
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Derby Station

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Photographic notes
The station is fine for anyone who wants to view what is passing or terminating, you will need to go over to Platform 6 to see Fragonset locos stabled and also HSTs going into Etches Park. Also on this side is the station avoiding line some, but not all, of the freight uses this. No services pass thought the station at any great speed.
Links to photographs at this location

Rail-net - A few moments at Derby

General views - All photographs © Joe Patrick unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking south

Fig 1 - Looking south

Fig 2 - Looking south

Fig 2 - Looking south

Fig 3 - Looking north

Fig 3 - Looking north

Fig 4 - Looking east

Fig 4 - Looking east

The freight avoiding lines and the Fraggonset stabling point.

Fig 5 - Looking east

Fig 5 - Looking east

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