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Written by Robert Hancock - 13 May 2006
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Location notes
Alfreton station is situated away from the town centre in a beautiful landscape area. It is around 20 minutes away from Chesterfield or 25 minutes from Mansfield. The station is a two-platform country station situated on the Midland Main Line and the Central Trains routes between Nottingham and Chesterfield.
Railway type and traffic
You will see Midland mainline HSTs two in the morning services to London and on return you will see two return to Sheffield in the evening, these could be either Meridians or HSTs and Central train use there 170 Turbo stars (the odd occasion 158s) both north and south.
You will see a plentiful amount of freight ranging from DB Schenker and Freightliner 60s and 66s. Just lately a number of engineering trains off to Toton Bank.
The station is situated in a very quite area lots of fields with wildlife around, plus an industrial site which, oddly enough, is quite. The people around seem to be friendly enough.
Road directions
The station is well signposted from both directions off the A38 and also from the town centre of Alfreton.

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Alfreton Station map co-ordinates
There is a car park and there is no shortages of spaces but the Town council have now placed a pay meter for how long you stay. People park in the town and walk down which is about 3 minutes or so.
Public transport
There is a bus service with four or five buses an hour passing the station 91, 92, 93 in both directions from Alfreton Town centre and also from Mansfield. Plenty of taxis around too.

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There are toilets on platform 1. There is a sandwich bar and chip shop a few minutes away towards the town centre plus a general store and post office. There is a beautiful Garden centre (Carnfield Hall) a minutes walk over the road bridge towards South Normanton.
Forte Travelodge in Alfreton on the A38 roundabout. There is a Travel Inn on the M1 J28 Roundabout at South Normanton both in between the Station and both offer cheap prices.
There are many Bed and Breakfasts in the town centre of Alfreton too.
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Alfreton Station

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Photographic notes
When your there you have a fair shot of all traffic in both directions, for both camera and camcorder footage. There are no shaded areas so when the sun is out you get good light. You can get shots in both directions on both platforms even standing on the footbridge at different levels to suit personal preferences.

General views - All photographs © Robert Hancock unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking south

Fig 1 - Looking south

Fig 2 - Looking north

Fig 2 - Looking north

Fig 3 - Looking north

Fig 3 - Looking north

Fig 4 - Looking south

Fig 4 - Looking south

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