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Written by Bevan Price - 28 Sep 2006
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Location notes
The unstaffed 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 are a variety of freight trains, including stone trains from Peak Forest, Tunstead & 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 tree lined location in the Hope Valley.
Road directions
From the east, take the A6187 and turn right into Station Road.
From the south, use the B6049 via Tideswell, then turn left onto the A6187, then as above.
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 difficult, the main road having been damaged by a landslip and not fully repaired.
From Chapel En Le Frith, travel 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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Hope Station map co-ordinates
Parking
There is a car park at the station.
Public transport
By rail to the station, using local services from Manchester Piccadilly or Sheffield.

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Amenities
None at the station. There are, however, public toilets, shops and refreshments in Hope Village, about mile west of 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.
Hope Station

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

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Hope 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, it can be preferable to have a brightish, but cloudy day.


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


Fig 1 - Looking west

From the foot bridge.

Fig 2 - Looking east


Fig 2 - Looking east

From the eastbound platform.

Fig 3 - Looking west


Fig 3 - Looking west

From the westbound platform

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