Edale railway station
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|Location||Edale, High Peak|
|Managed by||Northern Trains|
|Classification||DfT category F2|
|Opened||25 June 1894|
|Original company||Midland Railway|
|Post-grouping||London Midland and Scottish Railway|
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road
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), 20 miles (32 km) west of Sheffield and 22 miles (35 km) east of Manchester Piccadilly.
Lying below Kinder Scout, the station is the closest station for the start of the Pennine Way. 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'.
The station had two platforms either side of a double track connected by an underpass, there was a signal box and sidings to both sides of the running lines to the west of the station.
It became an unstaffed halt in 1969. It formerly had wooden buildings and canopies on each side, but these have been demolished and replaced by basic shelters.
The station is managed and served primarily by Northern Trains using rolling stock such as the Class 150 Sprinter and Class 195 Civity, with the occasional Class 156 Super Sprinter. East Midlands Railway services are usually run with Class 158 Express Sprinter units. 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 has now received ticketing provision in the form of automatic ticket vending machines (like all the other stations on the route between New Mills Central and Dore and Totley), so passengers can buy their tickets prior to travel. Leading on from this, a penalty fare scheme is in operation here and at other Hope Valley stations. Train running information is offered via CIS displays, automated announcements, timetable posters and a customer help point on each platform. Step-free access is available to both platforms via ramps to/from the subway.
The typical off-peak is one train an hour, with some gaps at certain times of the day, to Sheffield and to Manchester Piccadilly via Marple, provided solely by Northern. This also applies on Saturdays and Sundays. Until 2018, weekday trains only called every second hour for much of the day.
East Midlands Railway 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 Trains. A normal weekday service operates on most bank holidays.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|East Midlands Railway|
Line and station open
Line and station closed
|Terminus||British Rail||Chee Dale Halt|
Line and station closed
- Leleux, Robin (1984). A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain. Vol. 9 The East Midlands (2nd ed.). David St John Thomas. p. 187. ISBN 0-946537-06-2.
- "Edale station on OS 25 inch map Derbyshire IX.3 (Edale)". National Library of Scotland. 1898. Retrieved 10 July 2020.
- McRae, Andrew (1997). British Railway Camping Coach Holidays: The 1930s & British Railways (London Midland Region). Vol. Scenes from the Past: 30 (Part One). Foxline. pp. 22 & 50. ISBN 1-870119-48-7.
- "1881-1898 Coaching". Midland Railway Operating, Traffic and Coaching Depts: 891. 1881. Retrieved 5 April 2021.
- "Parkgate Man to be Edale's stationmaster". Sheffield Daily Telegraph. England. 26 April 1922. Retrieved 5 April 2021 – via British Newspaper Archive.
- "Mr. L. Henley". Derbyshire Times and Chesterfield Herald. England. 13 March 1936. Retrieved 5 April 2021 – via British Newspaper Archive.
- "Harringworth. New Stationmaster". Grantham Journal. England. 24 December 1936. Retrieved 5 April 2021 – via British Newspaper Archive.
- Edale station facilities National Rail Enquiries
- Northern extending penalty fares scheme to include Hope Valley rail route Dodds, J, Buxton Advertiser new article 3 December 2018; Retrieved 25 March 2019
- Table 78 National Rail timetable, December 2018
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