Edale railway station
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|Local authority||High Peak|
|Number of platforms||2|
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|Key dates||Opened 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), 20 miles (32 km) west of Sheffield and 22 miles (35 km) east of Manchester Piccadilly.
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 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'.
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 is increased on Saturdays to one train per hour in each direction and on Sundays it returns to being two-hourly.
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.
- 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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