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Flooding at Ambergate, 1920s
A D Beever
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Showing flooding on the A6 as viewed from the station.
The railway station at Ambergate was notable in being one of only three stations in England to be arranged in a triangular fashion. This situation arose in 1876 when a new station was constructed within the triangular junction formed by the divergence of the Midland Railway's Derby to Leeds and Ambergate-Matlock-Manchester main lines.
Today, only a section of Platform 2 remains in use for trains between Derby and Matlock; the site of Platforms 3 and 4, which were taken out of use in 1968, has been infilled to form a car park.