Chesterfield train station is just under a 10-minute walk to the main shopping area and the UK’s best small indoor market. 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.
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 train station. 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.
|Weekdays||05:15 - 19:00|
|Saturday||06:15 - 18:00|
|Sunday||08:30 - 21:00|
|Staffing level||Full time|
|Telephone types||Coins and cards|
|Bureau de Change||Unavailable|
|Tourist Information Office||Unavailable|
|Customer help points||Unavailable|
|Weekdays||Open 24 hours|
|Saturday||Open 24 hours|
|Sunday||Open 24 hours|
|Carpark name||Station Car Park|
|Car parking spaces||283|
|Cycle storage spaces||86|
|Sheltered cycle storage||Available|
|Cycle storage CCTV||Available|
|Cycle storage notes|
Station front, platform 1
|Step-free access||Whole station|
|Step-free access notes|
lift to Platform 2
|Ramps for train access||Available|
|Accessible ticket machines||Unavailable|
|Accessible Booking Office counter||Available|
Chesterfield train station is mainly served by EMR and Northern trains. Frequent EMR services connect Norwich to Chesterfield in 3h 25m, London to Chesterfield in 2h 19m and Sheffield to Chesterfield in 19m. Both Northern and EMR services cover the routes from Nottingham to Chesterfield (38m) and Leeds to Chesterfield (1h 16m).
Need more information on how to get to Chesterfield by train? Check out our dedicated page to trains to Chesterfield.
Want to know when your next train from/to Chesterfield station departs? Scroll down this page and click on the ‘Departures’ tab if you want to check all trains departing from Chesterfield railway station or click on the ‘Arrivals’ tab for more information about all services arriving into Chesterfield.
Chesterfield station has three platforms. Platform 1 is accessible directly from the ticket hall, and platforms 2 and 3 can be accessed via the stairs and a subway or lift. A cafe, newsagent and accessible toilet are in the ticket hall.
Outside the station's 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.
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Chesterfield station is open every day that services are running to and from the station. The station usually opens just before the first train of the day leaves and then closes after the last train departs. Ticket office opening hours may vary.
Trains arrive into and depart from Chesterfield station almost every day, although there may be fewer services during the weekends and bank holidays. Check our live train times for up-to-date information on trains running to and from Chesterfield.
Yes, there are toilets available to use at Chesterfield station.
Yes, dogs are allowed at Chesterfield station, but they should be kept on a lead or in a pet carrier at all times.