Trains to Chesterfield

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Chesterfield is a market town located in the borough of Derbyshire. It is located 24 miles (39km) north of Derby and 11 miles (18 km) south of Sheffield where rivers Rother and Hipper merge. Archaeologists trace the town back to a Roman fort built in the 1st century AD which was later abandoned, but that was used for the development of an Anglo‐Saxon village. Chesterfield’s train station was opened in 1840 to favour the transport of combustibles, such as coal that was dogged in the local area. In fact, the town’s prosperity  up until the 1980s was due to the presence of several coal mines that used to provide occupation for most of the locals. The closure of this mines determined the depression of this area in addition to which large factories either disappeared or relocated. Manufacturing employment in the area has fallen by a third since 1991, though the percentage of the population employed in manufacturing is still above the national average, highlighting how critical it has been for Chesterfield in the past. Today, smaller‐scale firms operate in the area. Today the town's biggest employer is "Royal Mail" which is located on the edge of the town centre.

Chesterfield main attractions include a large street market with over 250 stalls that takes place three times a week. Hundreds of visitors travel to Chesterfield to visit Church of St. Mary and All Saints with its crooked spire which is almost 70 metres high and date back to the 14th century. The Church is located 3 miles off the city centre. Other attractions include Chesterfield canal, Bolsover Castle and its grounds and Chesterfield Museum. Start planning your trip today, book train tickets to Chesterfield today to benefit from large discounts.

Chesterfield is served by the homonymous railway station that lies on the Midland Main Line. The entrance is on Crow Lane that leads to the station concourse where passengers can find a ticket office, a newsagent, a café and a waiting room. The concourse and the waiting room both have direct access to platform 1. There is also a waiting room on platform 2, which is accessed via a tunnel, using the stairs or lift in the concourse. The train station is equipped with a car park, taxi rank and bus stop located just outside the train station. All trains running from and to Chesterfield train station are operated by East Midlands Trains.  There are three platforms at this station, two large platforms serve fast lines and one to serve local trains. Platform 1 serves northbound trains calling at Sheffield, Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Oxford road, Liverpool Lime Street, Leeds, York, Doncaster, Newcastle, Edinburgh Waverley and Glasgow central. Platform 2 is for southbound trains directed to Penzance, calling at London St Pancras International, Derby, Nottingham, Peterborough, Norwich, Cambridge, Leicester, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff Central, Bournemouth, Southampton and Plymouth.

Platform 3 operates trains to Leeds, Nottingham and Liverpool and trains directed to Norwich during peak periods and during engineering works to reduce the travelling times that replacement bus services would offer to travellers. Train services that run through Chesterfield train station are operated by East Midlands, Northern and CrossCountry. East Midlands trains operate a fast service to London Via Derby and Leicester on a Mondays to Fridays basis. In addition, it runs an hourly service between Liverpool and Norwich and two services per hour between London and Sheffield. Northern offers an hourly service between Nottingham and Leeds. CrossCountry operates a half‐hourly service from Sheffield to Derby. Passengers travelling by train to Chesterfield are advised to book advance train tickets to benefit from discounted train fares.