Sunday, 22 January 2017

Cromford (CMF)

Information
Type: National Rail (Derwent Valley Line)
Station code: CMF
Opened: 1849
Platforms: 1
Cromford is a station on the Derwent Valley Line in between Whatstandwell and Matlock Bath (with Willersley Tunnel just ahead). The station was opened as Cromford Bridge by the Manchester, Buxton, Matlock & Midlands Junction Railway in 1849.

The station originally had 2 platforms but one was taken out of use when the line was singled. The station building on this platform is now a holiday cottage. The station building on the in-use platform is the original station building and is Grade II listed. It is now used as an office.

In recent years the station has been in the public eye for good and bad reasons. The cover of Oasis' 1995 single "Some might say" features the station. In 2009 a murder took place at the station of a taxi driver.
East Midlands Service en route to Matlock

Willersley Tunnel

Station sign

Old waiting room on the disused platform, this is on the cover of the Oasis single

View down the platform