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Written by Bevan Price - 28 Sep 2006
last update by Robin Sharman - 06 Sep 2011
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Location notes
The station serves a small village on the scenic Hope Valley line.
Railway type and traffic
Regular passenger services are all worked by dmus, with Trans Pennine Class 185 or 158, and Central Trains Class 170 or 158, each running hourly on weekdays. In addition, there is a two hourly (hourly on Saturdays) local service, usually worked by Class 142 or 150, with an occasional Class 156.
There is a variety of freight trains, including stone trains from Peak Forest, Tunstead and Dowlow, cement trains from Earles Sidings, and occasional infrastructure trains to & from Castleton
(But note that Corus has recently announced a plan to transfer production from Castleton to Scunthorpe).
Environment
A rural scenic location on the southern edge of Edale village. There is a signal box a short distance to the west of the station.
Road directions
From the east, take the A6187 as far as Hope Village, then turn right into a minor road towards Edale. After about 4 miles, there is a car park on the right. Immediately after the car park, turn right into a minor road, and the station approach road is on the left, just before the railway bridge.
From the Manchester area, use the A57 via Glossop to Ladybower Reservoir, then the A6013 to Bamford. Shortly after passing Bamford station, turn right onto the A6187 then as above.
From the west, access is from Chapel En Le Frith, then via a series of minor roads, some steep and winding, and it is best to use an Ordnance Survey map to assist navigation.

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Edale Station map co-ordinates
Parking
There is now a car park extension to the south of the tracks at Edale station. This car park seems to be free on weekdays (although 4 to parish council funds at weekends) and is located directly opposite Edale signal box.
Public transport
By rail to the station by local services from Manchester Piccadilly or Sheffield.

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Amenities
There is a small cafe on the station approach road. There are public toilets in the other car park, just across the road from the station.
Sun Compass
Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
It might be necessary to adjust the time to suit your visit, this link should open with the current day.
Edale Station

Googly map
Streetmap links
Edale Station general view map
Edale Station close up map

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Edale Station



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Photographic notes
From the westbound platform, the sun is best placed for eastbound trains until early afternoon. Shading by trees affects photos of westbound trains from this platform.
From the eastbound platform, photos have the sun behind the train at most times, except on summer evenings, and a brightish, but cloudy day is generally preferable.


General views - All photographs © Bevan Price unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking west


Fig 1 - Looking west

From the westbound platform

Fig 2 - Looking east


Fig 2 - Looking east

From the eastbound platform

Fig 3 - Looking east


Fig 3 - Looking east

From the westbound platform

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