Bamford railway station
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|Local authority||High Peak|
|Number of platforms||2|
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|Original company||Dore and Chinley Railway|
|Post-grouping||London, Midland and Scottish Railway|
|25 June 1894||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 and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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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. 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.
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 to the old trackbed as the Thornhill Trail.
Trains from Sheffield take around 22 minutes, and trains from Machester Picadilly take around 53 minutes.
- The typical off-peak service from the station includes a train in each direction (west to Manchester Piccadilly via New Mills Central and east to Sheffield) once every two hours. The above also operates on Bank Holidays.
- Saturday: A train in each direction once every hour
- Sunday: A train in each direction once every two hours (more frequent in summer)
- Awdry, Christopher (1990). Encyclopaedia of British Railway Companies. London: Guild Publishing. p. 71. CN 8983.
- Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 26. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.
- Northern Rail timetable 23 Manchester to Sheffield, 13 December 2015 - 14 May 2016Northern Rail; Retrieved 31 March 2016
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Hope Valley Line
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