Dinting railway station
Dinting railway station. The Glossop bound platform.
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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. A direct west to south curve was added in 1884 (when the station was rebuilt), allowing through running from Glossop to Manchester. Although named Dinting, it mainly serves the people of Gamesley.
For most of the day all trains use platform 2. However, in the rush hour platform 1 is the departure platform for services to Glossop via Hadfield, with platform 2 being used for trains to Manchester Piccadilly, or this can reverse with trains to Hadfield via Glossop departing from platform 2 and Manchester Piccadilly services using platform 1. Two further platforms survive but both are out of use and fenced off - the old eastbound mainline platform towards Hadfield and that formerly used by Manchester-bound trains on the Glossop branch. Buildings still stand on each one, though neither is now in rail use. There are also buildings on platform 1 and a signal box that controls the triangular junction and single lines to both termini.
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. A derailment of a freight train took place along the then eastbound Hadfield platform on 10th March 1981 (shortly before the Woodhead's closure), destroying much of its original structure.
Dinting is considered to be part of the Transport for Greater Manchester 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.
The station is staffed part-time (06:30-13:00, weekdays only), with the ticket office on platform 2. Outside the times listed, tickets must be purchased prior to travel or on the train There is a shelter on this platform, whilst canopies on the buildings on platform 1 offer a covered waiting are when this platform is in use. Level access is available to both platforms from the car park and station entrance. Train running information is offered via automated announcements, timetable posters and digital CIS displays.
There is generally a half-hourly daily daytime service to Manchester Piccadilly and Hadfield via Glossop, though some peak journeys go direct to or from Hadfield along the north side of the triangle in order to allow a more frequent service to operate with the same number of train sets.
Early morning, rush hour and late evening services start or terminate at Glossop.
Trains operate hourly in the evenings in each direction.
Dinting Railway Centre
The Dinting Railway Centre 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 Blue Peter and surviving 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.
- Dinting station platform 1 (2016); England, Gerald Georgraph.org.uk; Retrieved 27 February 2017
- 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
- Photo of Derailment by Ivan Stewart Flickr; Retrieved 2018-01-14
- Plans for Gamesley Rail Station Halted. Buxton Advertiser news article; Retrieved 2013-09-04
- Dinting station facilities National Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 27 February 2017
- Table 79 National Rail timetable, December 2016
- Brief History of the A2
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