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

The first train arrives into the station. Photo: Tony Shaw.
The first train arrives into the station. Photo: Tony Shaw.
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Here's the opening of Ilkeston Station, as you've never seen it before...

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.

Passengers gather on the platforms. Photo: Tony Shaw.

Passengers gather on the platforms. Photo: Tony Shaw.

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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FULL STEAM AHEAD: Train stops at Ilkeston station for first time in 50 years
PICTURES: Ilkeston welcomes first arrival at new railway station

The new station in Ilkeston. Photo: Tony Shaw.

The new station in Ilkeston. Photo: Tony Shaw.