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Chesterfield’s famous crooked spire of the 14th-century Church of St Mary and All Saints rises out of the landscape as the train approaches Chesterfield. Visible for many miles around, the spire stands almost 70m high, twists through 45 degrees and leans almost 3m off centre. All sorts of wonderful folk tales abound how the spire came to be so crooked, but the truth is probably something to do with shoddy 14th-century building materials or methods. Trains first came to Chesterfield in 1840 as part of the construction of the Derby-to-Leeds line by famous Victorian engineer George Stephenson. A statue of the man himself was erected outside the train station in 2006 after the current station was almost entirely rebuilt in 1996. Sited to the east of the town centre, the station is just under a 10-minute walk to the main shopping area and the UK’s best small indoor market.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays05:15 - 19:00
Saturday 06:15 - 18:00
Sunday 08:30 - 21:00
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelFull time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
ShopsUnavailable
PostboxUnavailable
TelephonesAvailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
ATMAvailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
ToiletsAvailable
ShowersUnavailable
Baby changeAvailable
WiFiUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer help pointsUnavailable
CCTVAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Car parking spaces283
Carpark charges
Annual£990.00
Daily£11.00
Monthly£136.00
Off-peak£5.50
Six Monthly£n/a
Three Monthly£373.00
Weekly£43.00
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces86
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
Station front, platform 1
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes

lift to Platform 2

Ramps for train accessAvailable
WheelchairsAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesUnavailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable

Chesterfield station has three platforms. Platform 1 is accessible directly from the ticket hall, and platforms 2 and 3 are via stairs and a subway or lift. A cafe, newsagent and accessible toilet are in the ticket hall, and outside the entrance, there are both long-stay and short-stay pay-and-display car parks, a taxi rank and a bus stop to travel into town and further afield. Cycle racks are outside the entrance and on platform 1.

Departures and arrivals from Chesterfield

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Chesterfield station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Market HarboroughEast Midlands Railway19:122On time
to Liverpool Lime StreetEast Midlands Railway19:211On time
to NottinghamNorthern19:222On time
to SheffieldEast Midlands Railway19:271On time
to Market HarboroughEast Midlands Railway19:412On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from SheffieldEast Midlands Railway19:112On time
from NorwichEast Midlands Railway19:201On time
from SheffieldNorthern19:222On time
from Market HarboroughEast Midlands Railway19:271On time
from SheffieldEast Midlands Railway19:402On time
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