Edale railway station

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Edale National Rail
Edale Station on the Hope Valley Line - geograph.org.uk - 1221771.jpg
Location
Place Edale
Local authority High Peak
Grid reference SK123853
Operations
Station code EDL
Managed by Northern
Number of platforms 2
DfT category F2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Increase 72,756
2012/13 Decrease 66,842
2013/14 Increase 70,522
2014/15 Increase 76,268
2015/16 Increase 79,404
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 Edale from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Edale railway station serves the rural village of Edale in the Derbyshire Peak District, in England. It was opened in 1894 on the Midland Railway's Dore and Chinley line (now the Hope Valley Line), becoming an unstaffed halt in 1969.

Lying below Kinder Scout, the station is the closest station for the start of the Pennine Way.

The station has two platforms with no level crossing or footbridge. To change platforms, there is an underpass located next to the road in the village. The station is managed and served primarily by Northern using rolling stock such as the Class 142 Pacer and Class 150 Sprinter, with the occasional Class 156 Super Sprinter. East Midlands Trains services are usually run with Class 158 Express Sprinter units.

The station is about 5 minutes walk from the centre of the village, where the Pennine Way begins, with the Nags Head public house being 'the official start of the Pennine Way'.

Service[edit]

The typical off-peak is one train every two hours (with peak time extras) to Sheffield and to Manchester Piccadilly via Marple, provided solely by Northern. This is increased on Saturdays to one train per hour in each direction and on Sundays it returns to being two-hourly.[1]

East Midlands Trains provide the first service of the day to Liverpool Lime Street via Warrington Central. The final return working of the day starts from Liverpool Lime Street and continues on to Nottingham via Sheffield. All other services are provided by Northern. A normal weekday service operates on most bank holidays.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Table 78 National Rail timetable, May 2017

External links[edit]

Preceding station   National Rail National Rail   Following station
Northern
Hope Valley Line
East Midlands Trains
Limited service
Disused railways
Hope
Line and station open
  Midland Railway
  Chapel-en-le-Frith Central
Line and station closed

Coordinates: 53°21′52″N 1°49′00″W / 53.36443°N 1.81663°W / 53.36443; -1.81663