Derby 6 minutes
Nottingham 24 minutes
Matlock 40 minutes


The improved train service from Spondon starting on 22 May 2023 provides easy access for commuters heading towards Derby or Nottingham and for days out in the Derwent Valley.  Monday to Saturday, trains between Nottingham, Derby and Matlock will call at Spondon every two hours and hourly during morning and evening peak hours.

See our Things To Do section for some great ideas for places to visit along the scenic Derwent Valley Line.

For those looking for a day out Spondon; links to a number of walkways and cycle routes with the Derby Canal path only a few meters from the station as well as the Derby orbital cycle route passing through the village (route 66).

The station is also well located for commuters coming to Spondon with the major employment site adjacent to the station.

Friends of Spondon Station Planter
Station Facilities
  • Ticket Machine
  • Step Free Access
  • Parking
  • Toilets

Spondon Station
Station Road
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Did you know?

In 1340 the ‘Great Fire of Spondon’ which started in a malt house near to the current Malt Shovel Inn, destroyed virtually the entire original settlement. Such was the destruction King Edward III granted the village an exemption from parish taxes to help with the rebuilding.

Passenger Facilities

The station is unstaffed and there are currently no ticket purchasing facilities at the station

There is a customer help point located on both of the platforms.

There are no toilets at the station.

There is step free access onto both platforms from the adjoining public highway, however please note that when the adjoining level crossing barriers are closed there is only stepped access via the station footbridge.

There are 8 cycle storage pods on the Nottingham bound platform (platform 1).

Getting to and from Spondon Station

Spondon station is situated at the southern edge of the village with access to the village centre approximately a 15 minute’ walk to the north, however its equally well positioned for connections to the major local employers such as Rolls-Royce, Severn Trent and Balfour Beatty located a 15 minutes’ walk to the east.

The station provides direct access to the new £300m SmartParc food manufacturing campus which is to be constructed next to the station.

Parking at the Station 

There are currently no car parking facilities at the station.

Local Bus Services from Spondon

From the bus stops on the nearby Nottingham Road an easy 5 mins walk from the station the Lodge Lane stops are served by:

Trentbarton’s i4 buses connecting Derby and Nottingham via Chaddesden, Borrowash, Risley, Sandiacre, Stapleford and Bramcote every 20 minutes.

Trentbarton’s Indigo buses connecting Derby and Nottingham via Chaddesden, Borrowash, Draycott, Breaston, Long Eaton, Chilwell and Beeston every 20 minutes.

Diamond Bus 9 & 9A provide a circular route between Derby, Spondon, Ockbrook and Borrowash

Bus routes are shown on the Derby area bus map and bus timetables by route number are available here.

When trains are replaced by buses, road replacement services pick up/drop off points at the station entrance.


Local taxi firms include:

Chads Cars – 01332 666222

Western Taxis – 01332 331331

City Cars – 01332 757575

To reach the village centre and its shops and cafes turn right as you come off the platform and head north along Station Road before crossing onto Lodge Lane, continue north using the pedestrian bridge to pass over the A52 where you will see the Grade II listed, 114ft spire of St Werburghs Church in front of you.

When you reach the church turn right onto Sitwell Street and follow the road into the village pausing to take in the imposing Grade I listed Homstead on your left which is thought to be one of Derbyshire’s finest Georgian buildings and was once home to Sir Henry Fowler, Chief Engineer for the London Midland and Scottish Railway.

Explore the area
Nature & Parks

Bluebell Dairy Farm

Bluebell Dairy Farm produce award-winning ice cream.

Things to do

Walks from Spondon

Spondon Historical Society trail around the village

A 5 mile walk to the mouth of the River Derwent

Follow the route of the former Derby Canal from Spondon to Sandiacre Lock

Station history

The first station on the site was opened by the Midland Counties Railway on 5 June 1839. Trains to Spondon originally left from the north end of Derby station before turning east through what is now the Wyvern Retail Park, however on 27 June 1867 the Midland Railway, opened a new route towards Nottingham which led from the south end of Derby station which is the route that remains today.