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The station A beautiful summer day at Idridgehay

Idridgehay Station is nestled at the heart of the valley in the small village of Idridgehay. It was reopened on the 8th March 2008 and is a perfect way-side halt for walkers.

Brief History

The station was built and opened at the same time as the line between Duffield and Wirksworth. Passenger traffic was mainly light but provided a vital lifeline to the residents of the small village before buses became mainstream. Upon suspension of passenger services in 1947, the station effectively closed except for some goods including milk and honey. This is why the railway is sometimes referred to as "The Milk and Honey Line". Today, the railway sidings have been lifted however the station building and Crossing Keepers House are still in existance as private residences. Idridgehay Station is home to British Rail 1980's experimental solar panels that were installed to power the level crossing lights. The technology was pioneering at the time and must have been very good because the solar panels are still operational to this day!

Map of Idridgehay Map of Idridgehay village
Train Services

The majority of trains operate in either direction on their journey between Wirksworth and Duffield for a few minutes only.

Please see our timetable for times and dates.

In the Village

Idridgehay is only a small village. There is a village shop and a shop selling farm necessities. Stop off and have a look around if you fancy breaking up your journey!

For the ramblers, Idridgehay is the perfect place to leave the train if you would like to walk to Wirksworth (around 3.5 miles).

Getting to the Station

There is no parking at Idridgehay Station.

If you wish to drive past the station or pick somebody up, the post code for your Sat Nav is DE56 2SF.

Map of the line
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