Hope (Derbyshire) railway station

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Hope National Rail
Hope
Location
Place Hope
Local authority High Peak
Grid reference SK180832
Operations
Station code HOP
Managed by Northern Rail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures and station information
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Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05  33,823
2005/06 Increase 37,861
2006/07 Increase 38,814
2007/08 Increase 39,692
2008/09 Increase 44,416
2009/10 Increase 48,210
2010/11 Decrease 45,990
2011/12 Increase 53,440
History
Key dates Opened 1894 (1894)
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Hope from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Hope railway station serves the villages of Hope and Brough in the Derbyshire Peak District of England.

The station lies between the two villages, around 1 km east of Hope, and also serves Bradwell and Castleton, the latter being a notable tourist spot, famous for its caverns and the gemstone called Blue John.

It was opened in 1894 on the Midland Railway's Dore and Chinley line (now known as the Hope Valley Line).

The station was renamed from Hope Village to Hope on 6 May 1974.[1] The Summer 1961 timetable showed it as 'Hope (for Castleton & Bradwell)'.[2] At that time North Western and Pashley provided connecting buses to those villages to meet most trains[3]

Just west of Hope the line passes between Win Hill (1523 feet) and Lose Hill (1563 feet).

Service[edit]

The typical off-peak service from the station is one train every two hours to Sheffield and one to Manchester Piccadilly. This is increased on Saturdays to one train per hour in each direction and on Sundays the service is two-hourly.

East Midlands Trains call here with the first service of the day to Manchester and also on the final return working. All other services are provided by Northern Rail. A normal weekday service operates on most Bank holidays.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Slater, J.N., ed. (July 1974). "Notes and News: Stations renamed by LMR". Railway Magazine (London: IPC Transport Press Ltd) 120 (879): 363. ISSN 0033-8923. 
  2. ^ Table 186 British Railways London Midland Passenger Services Timetable 12 June to 10 Sep 1961
  3. ^ Official Guide to the Hope Valley 3rd edition: The Home Publishing Co.

External links[edit]

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East Midlands Trains
Limited service

Coordinates: 53°20′46″N 1°43′44″W / 53.346°N 1.729°W / 53.346; -1.729