Bamford railway station

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Bamford National Rail
Bamford
Location
Place Bamford
Local authority High Peak
Coordinates 53°20′20″N 1°41′20″W / 53.3389°N 1.6890°W / 53.3389; -1.6890Coordinates: 53°20′20″N 1°41′20″W / 53.3389°N 1.6890°W / 53.3389; -1.6890
Grid reference SK208825
Operations
Station code BAM
Managed by Northern Rail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
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Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05 Increase 16,618
2005/06 Increase 18,621
2006/07 Increase 19,547
2007/08 Increase 22,836
2008/09 Increase 23,836
2009/10 Increase 24,442
2010/11 Increase 25,656
2011/12 Decrease 25,050
2012/13 Increase 27,044
History
Original company Dore and Chinley Railway
Pre-grouping Midland Railway
Post-grouping London, Midland and Scottish Railway
25 June 1894 (1894-06-25) Station opened
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Bamford from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Bamford railway station serves the village of Bamford in the Derbyshire Peak District, in England and is owned by Northern Rail.

History[edit]

The view in 1966.

Bamford station was built by the Dore and Chinley Railway, a company which was absorbed by the Midland Railway prior to opening. The line was opened for goods traffic on 6 November 1893, and for passenger trains on 1 June 1894, but Bamford station was not opened until 25 June that year.[1][2] The Dore and Chinley line later became known as the Hope Valley Line. The station became an unstaffed halt in 1969 when the last station master purchased the Station House. The main station building was located on the road overbridge, and was removed during the late 1970s.

Derwent Branchline[edit]

During the construction of the nearby Derwent and Howden dams between 1912 and 1916, the railway carried stone from a quarry at nearby Grindleford, up a branchline to the worksite. When the dams were completed, the branchline was removed, but later re-instated in 1945 during the construction of the Ladybower Reservoir. A signalbox used to control the station and branchline, but this has since been relocated to Peak Rail. The branchline has since been removed, but there is access the old trackbed as the Thornhill Trail.

Service[edit]

All services are provided by Northern Rail except the first (to Manchester) and the last (to Nottingham) which are provided by East Midlands Trains.

Weekdays[edit]

Weekends[edit]

  • Saturday: A train in each direction once every hour.
  • Sunday: A train in each direction once every two hours.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Awdry, Christopher (1990). Encyclopaedia of British Railway Companies. London: Guild Publishing. p. 71. CN 8983. 
  2. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 26. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 

External links[edit]

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East Midlands Trains
Limited service