New Mills Newtown railway station
|New Mills Newtown|
New Mills Newtown Railway Station in 2009
|Local authority||High Peak|
|Number of platforms||2|
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|Key dates||Opened 1857|
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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.|
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New Mills Newtown railway station serves the town of New Mills in Derbyshire, England. The station is 14 1⁄4 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 in 1857 on the Stockport, Disley and Whaley Bridge Railway line, which in 1863 was extended by the London and North Western Railway to connect with the Cromford and High Peak Railway and run to Buxton.
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.
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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