Grindleford railway station
Northern service heading from Manchester to Sheffield
|Local authority||Derbyshire Dales|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections|
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Key dates||Opened 1894|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* 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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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.
The station is unstaffed and had no ticket provision until 2018, but operator Northern has now installed ticket vending machines here and made the intermediate stations between New Mills and Sheffield part of a penalty fare scheme. Standard waiting shelters are provided on both platforms and train running information is offered via CIS displays, automated announcements, a pay phone and timetable posters. Step-free access is available for westbound trains only (platform 1), as the ramps to the bridge linking the platforms are steep and not suitable for wheelchairs.
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.
- Davies, Russell. "Grindleford Station Cafe, Grindleford, Derbyshire". eggsbaconchipsandbeans. Retrieved 14 May 2015.
- Northern extending penalty fares scheme to include Hope Valley rail route Dodds, J, Buxton Advertiser new article 3 December 2018; Retrieved 25 March 2019
- Grindleford station facilities' National Rail Enquiries
- Table 78 National Rail timetable, December 2018
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