Hope railway station (England)

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Hope (Derbyshire) National Rail
Hope (Derbyshire) Railway Station.jpg
Location
Place Hope
Local authority High Peak
Grid reference SK180832
Operations
Station code HOP
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*
2012/13 Decrease 51,306
2013/14 Increase 54,052
2014/15 Increase 58,744
2015/16 Increase 62,282
2016/17 Increase 62,874
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 Hope (Derbyshire) from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Hope railway station serves the villages of Hope and Brough in the Derbyshire Peak District of England, 14 34 miles (23.7 km) west of Sheffield.

The station lies between the two villages, around 1 km east of Hope, and also serves Bradwell and Castleton, the latter being a notable tourist spot, famous for its caverns and the gemstone called Blue John.

It was opened in 1894 on the Midland Railway's Dore and Chinley line (now known as the Hope Valley Line). It was reduced to unstaffed halt status in 1969 and has lost its station buildings.

The station was renamed from Hope Village to Hope on 6 May 1974.[1] The Summer 1961 timetable showed it as Hope (for Castleton & Bradwell).[2] At that time North Western and Pashley provided connecting buses to those villages to meet most trains[3]

Just west of Hope the line passes between Win Hill (1523 feet) and Lose Hill (1563 feet). Also a short distance to the west is Earle's Sidings, the exchange yard for the privately owned and operated 2 miles (3.2 km) long branch line to the Hope Cement factory and quarry sited south of Hope village.

Facilities[edit]

As noted, the station is unmanned and has no ticket provision, so all tickets have to be purchased on the train. The only remaining structures here are a lattice footbridge and standard shelters on each platform (only parts of each one are now in use). Train running information is provided via CIS displays, automated announcements, a pay phone and timetable poster boards. No step-free access is available to either platform.[4]

Service[edit]

The typical off-peak service is one train every two hours to Sheffield and one to Manchester Piccadilly. This is increased on Saturdays to one train per hour in each direction and on Sundays the service is two-hourly.[5]

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. A normal weekday service operates on most Bank holidays.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Slater, J.N., ed. (July 1974). "Notes and News: Stations renamed by LMR". Railway Magazine. London: IPC Transport Press Ltd. 120 (879): 363. ISSN 0033-8923. 
  2. ^ Table 186 British Railways London Midland Passenger Services Timetable 12 June to 10 Sep 1961
  3. ^ Official Guide to the Hope Valley 3rd edition: The Home Publishing Co.
  4. ^ Hope (Derbyshire) station facilities National Rail Enquiries
  5. ^ Table 78 National Rail timetable, May 2017

External links[edit]

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Coordinates: 53°20′46″N 1°43′44″W / 53.346°N 1.729°W / 53.346; -1.729