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|Location|| Shirebrook, Bolsover |
|Coordinates||53°12′14.9″N1°12′9.4″W / 53.204139°N 1.202611°W Coordinates: 53°12′14.9″N1°12′9.4″W / 53.204139°N 1.202611°W|
|Managed by||East Midlands Railway|
|Classification||DfT category F1|
|Original company||Midland Railway|
|Post-grouping||London, Midland and Scottish Railway|
|1 June 1875||Opened as Shirebrook|
|18 June 1951||Renamed Shirebrook West|
|12 October 1964||Closed|
|25 May 1998||Reopened as Shirebrook|
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road
Shirebrook railway station serves the town of Shirebrook in Derbyshire,England. The station is on the Robin Hood Line,21½ miles (35 km) north of Nottingham towards Worksop.
The line and the station were built by the Midland Railway. It was opened for goods traffic in April 1875 and for passenger traffic on 1 June 1875  when the Midland Railway built a 15 miles (24 km) branch line from Mansfield to Worksop. The station was designed by the Midland Railway company architect John Holloway Sanders. 
In 1951,the station was renamed "Shirebrook West" despite being on the eastern edge of the village. This was to "avoid confusion" with three other stations:
Shirebrook South closed to regular passenger services in 1931,but excursions continued to call at least until 1957. Shirebrook North closed to regular passenger services in 1955,but excursions continued to call until 1964. Shirebrook Colliery Sidings closed by June 1954. 
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Two branch lines are plainly visible veering off north of the bridge at the north end of Shirebrook station.
The double tracks branching off eastwards (i.e. to the right as viewed from the station) to the side of the signalbox joined the LD&ECR's one-time main line to Lincoln,next stop Warsop. The branch only ever carried a regular passenger service for a few years in Edwardian times. It did,however,carry Summer holiday trains such as the Summer Saturdays Radford to Skegness in at least 1963.  The branch's main purpose was always freight traffic,with coal being overwhelmingly dominant.
In 2013 the line gives access to UK Coal's Thoresby Colliery and to the High Marnham Test Track.
There is some hope of reopening the line as a branch off the Robin Hood Line and reopening Warsop,Edwinstowe and Ollerton stations,providing an hourly service to Mansfield and Nottingham. 
The single line veering off westwards (to the left as viewed from the station) was removed in the 1940s and relaid in 1974. It used to have a matching second track coming down on the other side of the main lines,behind the signalbox as viewed from the station,but that was not reinstated.
The reinstated single line serves W H Davis's wagon works in Langwith Junction. From 1900 to 1939 the pair of lines enabled trains to run from Sheffield through Spinkhill,Clowne South,Creswell's old "Top Station" (Creswell and Welbeck),Shirebrook North,Shirebrook West,and Mansfield Woodhouse to Mansfield.
Finally,up to 1974 the next station north from Shirebrook on what is now the Robin Hood Line was not Langwith-Whaley Thorns but simply "Langwith". That station was at Langwith Maltings. In the 1964-1998 closure period it was demolished. As a new station would have to be built at Langwith when the Robin Hood Line was to be reopened it was decided that the community would be better served by a station at Nether Langwith/Whaley Thorns than at the old station site.
All services at Shirebrook are operated by East Midlands Railway.
On weekdays and Saturdays,the station is generally served by an hourly service northbound to Worksop and southbound to Nottingham via Mansfield Woodhouse. 
There is currently no Sunday service at the station since the previous service of four trains per day was withdrawn in 2011. Sunday services at the station are due to recommence at the station during the life of the East Midlands franchise. 
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|Mansfield Woodhouse|| East Midlands Railway || Langwith-Whaley Thorns |
Line and station open
|Great Central Railway|
Line and station closed
Line and station closed
Line open,station closed
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