Grindleford railway station

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Grindleford National Rail
Grindleford Station 20131028.jpg
Northern service heading from Manchester to Sheffield
Location
Place Grindleford
Local authority Derbyshire Dales
Grid reference SK249788
Operations
Station code GRN
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 55,352
2012/13 Decrease 55,324
2013/14 Increase 55,722
2014/15 Increase 58,086
2015/16 Increase 59,442
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 Grindleford from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Grindleford railway station serves the village of Grindleford in the Derbyshire Peak District, in England, although the station is about a mile way, the nearest village being Nether Padley.

It was opened in 1894 on the Midland Railway's Dore and Chinley line (now the Hope Valley Line), at the western entrance to the Totley Tunnel.

The line opened up the previously isolated valley to day-trippers to Padley Gorge and commuters from Sheffield, and the transport of stone from the local quarries. The station buildings still exist and have become home to a popular and well-known café.[1]

Service[edit]

The typical off-peak service from the station is one train every two hours to Sheffield and one to Manchester Piccadilly. This is increased on Saturdays to one train per hour.[2]

On Sundays there is a train every two hours in each direction for most of the year, but a near-hourly service operates from May to September.

Trains from Sheffield take around 15 minutes, and trains from Manchester Piccadilly take around one hour.

East Midlands Trains call here with the first service of the day to Manchester and also on the final return working. All other services are provided by Northern.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Davies, Russell. "Grindleford Station Cafe, Grindleford, Derbyshire". eggsbaconchipsandbeans. Retrieved 14 May 2015. 
  2. ^ Northern Rail timetable 23 Manchester to Sheffield, 13 December 2015 - 14 May 2016Northern Rail; Retrieved 31 March 2016

External links[edit]

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Northern
Hope Valley Line
East Midlands Trains
Limited service

Coordinates: 53°18′22″N 1°37′34″W / 53.306°N 1.626°W / 53.306; -1.626