Rail & Transport

The Midland Railway arrived in 1845 and later in 1875 came the Great Northern Railway, cutting a track through Jacksdale with its twenty arch viaduct. High on top of the viaduct stood the village railway station, first named ‘Selston & Codnor Park’, and later ‘Jacksdale & Codnor Park’. The station was well used and provided villagers with a quick and easy route to Nottingham and beyond. In 1963, under the ‘Beeching Axe’ Jacksdale Station was one of over 2,300 British stations closed in the massive national re-structuring of railway lines. The viaducts eventually fell into dis-repair and were demolished in 1974. In this section you can find out more about our local railways and also about other communication links, such as local bus companies and also the Cromford Canal, an important tributary here long before the steam locomotives arrived.