Langley Mill (LGM)

Langley Mill is a stop on the Erewash Valley Line in Derbyshire between Alfreton and Ilkeston.

Type: National Rail
(Erewash Valley Line)
Station code: LGM
Opened: 1847 (Closed 1967)
Re-opened: 1986
Platforms: 2
The station was opened as Langley Mill for Heanor (Heanor being a nearby town) by the Midland Railway in 1847 [1]. The station was renamed Langley Mill and Eastwood (another nearby town) in 1876. Heanor gained it's own station later on though this closed in 1926. In 1933 the station was renamed again as Langley Mill and Eastwood for Heanor! Though it later reverted back to the earlier shorter name.

The station was closed in 1967 due to Beeching cuts though the line it was on remained intact. The station was re-opened as Langley Mill in 1986 thanks to support from the various local councils.

The original station had two platforms facing each other, due to commercial development on the site of one of the old platforms the new station had staggered platforms either side of a railway bridge across Station Road [2], access to the platforms via a ramp or stairs the road level below. Langley Mill is served by Northern and East Midlands Trains.
Northern 158 850 with a Nottingham bound service

A Northern service departs

The platforms are staggered either side of a bridge

The two platforms are either side of this bridge

Another view of one platform to the other

Northern 158 853 arrives

[1] Vic Mitchell & Keith Smith, Ilkeston to Chesterfield (Middleton Press, 2019) Fig. 15
[2] Ibid. 23