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Written by Jordan Allen - 02 Jan 2005
last update by Jordan Allen - 15 Jan 2008
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Location notes
Chesterfield Station is on the Midland Mainline, about 12 miles south of Sheffield.
Railway type and traffic
This is a Main line station. There are hourly HSTs (or Meridians) to be seen on the East Midlands Mainline services from London St Pancras to Sheffield. The station is also served by Cross Country, with Voyagers providing services to places around the country. Some of the Voyagers, specifically the ones that go via Leeds, pass through this station at speed. You will also see the East Midlands Connect services on route from Norwich to Liverpool. Expect 158s on these services. East Midlands Trains class 222 Meridians may also be seen on Barnsley/York/Scarborough or Sheffield services.
Freight passes fairly frequently, with traction including 66s, 60s.
Environment
The station is staffed and in an inner city location, being in the heart of Chesterfield. It is not usually a crowded station, but there are generally plenty of people around.
Road directions
Located in Chesterfield city centre, the Station is signposted from most major roads passing through Chesterfield.

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Chesterfield Station map co-ordinates
Parking
There is a station car park.
Public transport
The station has services from places including London, Leicester, Norwich, Peterborough, Birmingham, Derby, south west and south east England, Sheffield, Manchester, Liverpool, Doncaster, Newcastle etc. See:
Virgin Trains
Central Trains
Midland Mail line
Northern Rail (for the infrequent terminating service)
Local busses are operated by Stagecoach

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Amenities
The station has toilets and a cafe. There are many other shops and restaurants in Chesterfield city centre itself.
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Chesterfield Station

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Chesterfield Station general view map
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Chesterfield Station



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Photographic notes
The two platforms make photography easy, it is however, worth noting that most freight uses an avoiding line behind the station, although you can see the trains still, it does mean that the sun may shine in your camera. Videoing is fine too.


General views - All photographs © Jordan Allen unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking north


Fig 1 - Looking north


Fig 2 - Looking south


Fig 2 - Looking south


Fig 3 - Looking north


Fig 3 - Looking north

A freight working crosses the lines to rejoin the station avoiding line.

Fig 4 - The famous landmark - The Crooked Spire


Fig 4 - The famous landmark - The Crooked Spire


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