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Written by Bevan Price - 28 Sep 2006
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Location notes
An over bridge about mile east of Hope station.
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).
A rural location about mile from Hope village.
Road directions
From the east, take the A6187 and turn right into Aston Lane.
From the south, use the B6049 via Tideswell, then turn left onto the A6187, and almost immediately turn right into Aston Lane.
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, Parsons Lane Bridge map co-ordinates
There is probably space for 2 to 3 cars near the bridge, but note that the road serves a small industrial estate and farms, and wide vehicles use it occasionally. Parking at the station may be a safer alternative.
Public transport
By rail to the station by local services from Manchester Piccadilly or Sheffield. Leave the station on the south side of the footbridge, then turn left into a minor road, which passes next to a small factory. Turn left at the end of this road into Aston Lane.
Walking time about 5 minutes.

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None. There are public toilets, shops and refreshments in Hope Village, on the A6187 about mile west of Aston Lane.
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Hope, Parsons Lane Bridge

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Hope, Parsons Lane Bridge

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Photographic notes
The sun is best placed for eastbound trains until early afternoon, and then for westbound trains until late afternoon. Note that from about October until March, when the sun is low in the sky, shade from trees can be a problem at most times of day.

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

Fig 1 - Looking east

Fig 2 - Looking east

Fig 2 - Looking east

Fig 3 - Looking west

Fig 3 - Looking west

Fig 4 - Looking west

Fig 4 - Looking west

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