Dinting railway station
|Dinting railway station in 1988, the Hadfield line looking towards the viaduct|
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|Managed by||Northern Rail|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures and station information
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|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Passenger Transport Executive|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Dinting from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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Dinting railway station serves the village of Dinting near Glossop in Derbyshire, England. The station is on the Manchester-Glossop Line 12¼ miles (20 km) east of Manchester Piccadilly. Prior to the Woodhead Line closure in 1981 Dinting was a station on a major cross Pennine route.
An earlier station had been opened as "Glossop" by the Sheffield, Ashton-under-Lyne and Manchester Railway in 1842, but was renamed when the Glossop branch opened in 1845. In 1847 a temporary "Glossop Junction" station was built, on the site of which the present station was built in 1848. Although named Dinting, it mainly serves the people of Gamesley.
For most of the day all trains use Platform 2. However before 9 am Platform 1 is the departure platform for services to Glossop via Hadfield, with Platform 2 being used for trains to Manchester Piccadilly. From 16:30 to 19:30 this reverses with trains to Hadfield via Glossop departing from Platform 2 and Manchester Piccadilly services using Platform 1. This means that customers wishing to travel from Glossop to Hadfield (morning peak) and Hadfield to Glossop (evening peak) must change at Dinting. Immediately adjacent to the station is the Dinting viaduct where three people were killed in an accident in September 1855. Another accident south of the station (on the Glossop branch) in 1906 resulted in 20 passengers and 3 members of train crew being injured when two trains were involved in a rear end collision.
Dinting is considered to be part of the TfGM rail network, being only a short distance from the administrative boundary; the same is true for Glossop and Hadfield stations. This means that ticketing such as rail rangers, season tickets and integrated multi-mode ticketing is the same as Greater Manchester rather than Derbyshire. Derbyshire County Council's Derbyshire Wayfarer ticket is not valid on trains on the Glossop Line; however it can be used on buses in the area.
In the 1990s and early 2000s a new railway station was proposed a short distance down the line across the viaduct at Gamesley, with funding in place at one point for the project to go forward after a feasibility study. However such plans have yet to come to fruition and will not proceed before July 2014 at the earliest because of cuts in Derbyshire County Council's transport budget.
There is generally a half-hourly daily daytime service from Dinting to Manchester Piccadilly and Glossop/Hadfield, though some peak journeys go direct to Hadfield missing out Glossop.
Trains operate hourly evenings and Sundays in each direction.
Dinting Railway Museum
The Dinting Railway Museum was based at Dinting station. Formed by the Bahamas Locomotive Society, at its peak the museum used to feature visits by such famous railway engines as Flying Scotsman, Mallard, and A2 "Blue Peter" and various members of the LMS Jubilee Class. Closed in 1991, the society and its collection are now based at Ingrow West railway station near Keighley, West Yorkshire.
- The Railways in Glossop. Glossop Heritage Trust; Retrieved 2013-11-08
- Accident Returns: Extract for the Accident at Dinting on 26th December 1906 The Railways Archive; Retrieved 2013-11-09
- Plans for Gamesley Rail Station Halted. Buxton Advertiser news article; Retrieved 2013-09-04
- Brief History of the A2
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