New Mills Newtown railway station

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New Mills Newtown National Rail
NewMillsNewtown2009.JPG
New Mills Newtown Railway Station in 2009
Location
Place New Mills
Local authority High Peak
Grid reference SJ995847
Operations
Station code NMN
Managed by Northern
Number of platforms 2
DfT category E
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2010/11 Increase 190,478
2011/12 Increase 199,006
2012/13 Increase 215,972
2013/14 Increase 235,196
2014/15 Decrease 225,902
History
Key dates Opened 1863 (1863)
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at New Mills Newtown from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

New Mills Newtown railway station serves the town of New Mills in Derbyshire, England. The station is 14 14 miles (22.9 km) south east of Manchester Piccadilly on the Manchester to Buxton line. It also serves as an interchange with the Hope Valley Line station New Mills Central, 15 minutes' walk away across the valley.

It was built on the Stockport, Disley and Whaley Bridge Railway line, in 1863 built by the London and North Western Railway to connect with the Cromford and High Peak Railway and extended to Buxton.

History[edit]

In the past, New Mills Newtown had quite a substantial goods yard, including an elevated signal box of LNWR type 5/6 design, a large three-storey warehouse including basement, and a crane and wharf. These were all built by the LNWR. Recently, the last remaining evidence of this goods yard was demolished. These were the stables for what were meant to be the railway's horses, but ended up being used for many other horses in New Mills. There is also a three-span wrought-iron footbridge that connects Redmoor to its other half, the end of which has steps leading down to the children's park on Chapel Street. This is built on five brick columns: there are five columns for a three-span bridge because one end is held by the steps, the other supported by the Chalkers Snooker Club embankment. The others are in close alignment holding an otherwise flimsy thin iron bridge.

Services[edit]

A steam train waits at the station in 1959

There is a generally an hourly service each day to Manchester Piccadilly northbound and to Buxton southbound, with additional services at peak periods. One train each weekday continues through to/from Blackpool North, Clitheroe, Bolton, Wigan North Western, Preston, Wigan Wallgate and Barrow-in-Furness. Trains run every hour each way on Sundays.

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Buxton Line

Coordinates: 53°21′36″N 2°00′32″W / 53.360°N 2.009°W / 53.360; -2.009