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Written by Bevan Price - 01 Apr 2007
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Location notes
The station is located on a hillside near the centre of New Mills. Both sides of the line are surrounded by trees.
Railway type and traffic
The line is served by (mostly) hourly local trains from Manchester Piccadilly, continuing two hourly (hourly on Saturdays) to Sheffield and usually worked by Class 142 or 150, with an occasional Class 156. Occasionally, express services between Manchester and Sheffield may be diverted this way, when the normal route via Stockport is blocked by engineering work.
A few freight trains pass through, mainly consisting of stone trains from the Peak Forest area.
Environment
The station is accessed from a short, steep road from the town centre. The platforms are aligned roughly in an east - west direction. There is a signal box at the east end of the station, and the line then passes through a short tunnel, before heading south towards Chinley.
Road directions
The main route into New Mills is the A6015 (Church Road), which leaves the A6 at New Mills Newtown (close to Newtown station), and continues through to Hayfield. Close to the town centre, turn north onto the B6101 (Union Road). Turn left as soon as you pass the small bus station, then branch left down Station Road. However, it is advised that you find a vacant parking space in the town centre, then walk to the station.

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New Mills Central map co-ordinates
Parking
There is no car parking at the station, it is best to park in the town center and walk in.
Public transport
By rail to the station by local services from Manchester Piccadilly or Sheffield. Alternatively, walk (about 15 minutes) from New Mills Newtown station - see road directions (above).

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Amenities
There are shops and refreshment facilities available in the town centre.
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Photographic notes
Shade from trees surrounding the station creates problems for photography for much of the day. The tunnel can be viewed from the over bridge at the south end of the station, but untrimmed vegetation can hinder photography. Slightly better photographic possibilities exist at two over bridges on the south side of the tunnel.

There are also some nearby locations in New Mills Town Centre, each about 5 minutes walk from Central station:
Fig 5 and 6 - Hyde Bank Road over bridge:
Access off the A6015, Church Road a short distance from the junction with the B6101, Union Road. This bridge overlooks the east end of New Mills Tunnel. The light is best for trains leaving the tunnel on summer afternoons.

Fig 7 and 8 - Church Road (A6015) over bridge.
A service duct partially obstructs the view from the north side of the road. Note - the road can be very busy, take care when crossing.


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


Fig 1 - Looking west

Looking towards Marple.

Fig 2 - Looking east


Fig 2 - Looking east

Under cloudy conditions.

Fig 3 - Looking east


Fig 3 - Looking east

On a sunny afternoon

Fig 4 - Looking east


Fig 4 - Looking east

Looking towards the tunnel from Station Road over bridge.
This shot was taken in 2003 - there is more vegetation here in 2006.

Fig 5 - Looking north west



Fig 5 - Looking north west

From Hyde Bank Road looking towards the tunnel.

Fig 6 - Looking north west



Fig 6 - Looking north west

From Hyde Bank Road looking towards the tunnel.

Fig 7 - Looking north west



Fig 7 - Looking north west

Looking over service duct towards Hyde Bank Road over Church Road bridge.

Fig 8 - Looking south



Fig 8 - Looking south

Looking south towards New Mills South Junction.

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