PICTURES: A bird's eye view of Ilkeston's new railway station

Here's the opening of Ilkeston Station, as you've never seen it before...

Thursday, 6th April 2017, 1:48 pm
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 7:06 pm
The first train arrives into the station. Photo: Tony Shaw.

Tony Shaw captured these eye-opening aerial shots on Sunday of Ilkeston's new railway station, as the first passenger train for 50 years stopped in the town.

Crowds of people lined the platforms to cheer on the 9.44am Northern service from Sheffield to Nottingham on Sunday, which was carrying MPs, councillors and dignitaries.

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Passengers gather on the platforms. Photo: Tony Shaw.
The new station in Ilkeston. Photo: Tony Shaw.
Passengers gather on the platforms. Photo: Tony Shaw.
The new station in Ilkeston. Photo: Tony Shaw.