trainspots logo


Written by Joe Patrick - 20 May 2004
New Mobile Site
We have just launched a new mobile version of this site - m.trainspots. This page will use your smart device's GPS to loctate you and guide you to locations that are close to your present location.
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.
Link to Real Time Trains
RTT Link Derby Station
This link should be close to the location, but may not be the actual location so please check the page. This link will take you to what is happening 'around now'. Dates and times can be changed at the top of the page.
Environment
The station is in a nice area and is usually staffed.
Road directions
The station is well signposted from the A52.

Click here to set up your location for directions to this location

Derby Station map co-ordinates
Parking
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.

Click here to set up your location for directions to this location
Amenities
The station has a WH Smith on the concourse, and a cafe bar on the concourse and one on the platform.
Sun Compass
Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
It might be necessary to adjust the time to suit your visit, this link should open with the current day.
Derby Station

Googly map
Streetmap links
Derby Station general view map
Derby Station close up map

Windows Local Live Link - image quality may vary
Derby Station



Who likes this location on facebook



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


Disclaimer
Back to the top

All information contained within this is site is Trainspots. The images used on this site remain the property of the original photographer, as credited at the top of the page, and are used with their kind permission.

The information on these pages is supplied for the benefit of railway enthusiasts who carry out a harmless hobby, and through the medium of photography and video, actually promote the railway industry. Railway enthusiasts can also act as eyes and ears against railway vandalism, and as such should surely be encouraged to do so by the supply of adequate information such as is found on this website.

This site has been created to assist railway photographers in their travels around the country. It is based on the personal knowledge and experience. No liability can be held against the web site or its contributions for incorrect information. Trainspots will endeavour to check all information and corrections will be accepted and posted accordingly.

Advice as to the locations general environment is given as a guide on each page. This information is a GUIDE only. ALWAYS be careful with your equipment, Trainspots can not be held responsible for your personal security. Avoid leaving your property on display for all to see, be aware of your surroundings at all times. There are, sadly, people who will not think twice about trying to steal your equipment.

Trainspots DOES NOT condone trespass and none of the information on this site should be taken as a right to trespass on either railway or private land. To the best of our knowledge all locations are publicly accessible areas, where they are not contact information will be given to the appropriate authority for permission to be obtained.

The content of this site is created and intended for all age ranges but the content of sites linked from this site are not subject to the same intentions. Trainspots will attempt to check links for validity but as time passes and the site grows this will not always be possible. Broken, or indeed updates to, links should be submitted to the editor for inclusion in the updates. All links external to the Trainspots site are opened in a new browser window. Trainspots has been running now for over 10 years and there are imitation sites and guides to railfotspots. But we are a free site and we continue on the path we started out on over a decade ago to provide a useful guide to UK Railway Photographic Locations.