Hathersage railway station
|Local authority||Derbyshire Dales|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections|
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|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 Hathersage from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
It was opened in 1894 on the Midland Railway's Dore and Chinley line (now the Hope Valley Line). The original buildings were of timber and have disappeared, with the platforms being rebuilt in masonry.
The villagers' initial reaction to proposals to build the railway may have been unenthusiastic. They had already had an unfavourable experience of the 'iron horse' in the form of a traction engine in 1882, which, drawing two heavy carts, had made the roads almost impassable, killing a boy and overturning a mail cart. In addition, a private carriage collided with it, killing one of the occupants.
The station is unstaffed, but has been fitted with automatic ticket vending machines to allow passengers to purchase tickets before travelling. 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 to both platforms, which are linked via a ramped subway.
East Midlands Trains call here with the first service of the day to Manchester and Liverpool Lime Street also on the final return working. All other services are provided by Northern. A normal weekday service operates on most Bank holidays.
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