|Location|| Spondon, City of Derby |
|Managed by||East Midlands Railway|
|Classification||DfT category F2|
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road
Spondon railway station serves the Spondon area of Derby,England. The station is owned by Network Rail and managed by East Midlands Railway. It is 125 miles 67 chains (202.5 km) north of London St Pancras.
Spondon is a penalty fare station if travelling with EMR. It is an unstaffed station equipped with a permit to travel machine.
Lying on the Derby–Nottingham line,the first station on the site was opened by the Midland Counties Railway (MCR) on 5 June 1839. The fifth station from Nottingham,it was kept by a Mr. Carter.
Trains to Spondon originally left from the north end of Derby station before turning east towards Nottingham. However,on 27 June 1867 the Midland Railway,successor to the MCR,opened a new route towards Nottingham (and London) which led from the south end of Derby station (so that Manchester – London trains would no longer have to reverse at Derby). The new route and the old joined immediately west of Spondon,which was to remain a junction station until 1969,when the original,more northerly,connection to Derby was closed as a through route.
The station was enlarged in the early 20th century to cope with the volume of traffic for the nearby British Celanese plant. In the 1920s,more than 14,000 worked here. The station is also the location of the junction for rail freight traffic into the British Celanese works.
It was planned that both platforms would be extended by up to 25 metres no later than 2012. 
On 13 August 1924 the station master,Henry Ernest Haines,was killed in the stationmaster’s house when a lorry crashed into the building. The driver of the lorry was heading for the British Celanese works and had crossed the canal bridge when he realised that the level crossing gates were closed. He was unable to stop and rather than run into the gates he steered into the stationmaster’s house and office. 
Train services at Spondon are operated by East Midlands Railway and CrossCountry.
The typical off-peak service in trains per hour is:  
The station is also served by a small number of CrossCountry services between Cardiff Central,Birmingham New Street and Nottingham.
Prior to May 2021,the station was served by a limited service with regular hourly services being introduced on that years timetable change. However,from Saturday 19th June 2021 until further notice,the hourly service was replaced by a two hourly bus service to Derby.
Fast trains on the Midland Main Line pass by the station but do not stop.
There is no Sunday service.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
| CrossCountry |
| East Midlands Railway |
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Coordinates: 52°54′43″N1°24′38″W / 52.91194°N 1.41056°W