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Written by Bevan Price - 01 May 2007
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Location notes
The footbridge is in a village called Chinley, between New Mills and Chapel-en-le-Frith.
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, mainly consisting of stone trains from Peak Forest, Tunstead & Dowlow and cement trains from Earles Sidings.
Environment
A bridge for a public foot path over the line to the west of the station.
Road directions
Access is by the B6062 from Whaley Bridge (on the A6), which connects to the A624 from Glossop, about midway between Chinley and Chapel-en-le-Frith. The B6062 is a 'straight on' turn off the A624 just after you go under two railway bridges. This will lead you to Station Road. Station Road takes the form of a loop on the north side of the B6062, in the village centre. From Station road walk (see public transport directions).

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Chinley, Lower Lane Bridge map co-ordinates
Parking
There is a car park in Station Road, about 50 yards from the station with a road leading to the footpath and this location.
Public transport
By rail to the station by local services from Manchester Piccadilly or Sheffield.
Walk down Station Road to the B6062 (Lower Lane) and turn right. After about 7 minutes walk, the footbridge can be seen on the right (north) side of this road.

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Amenities
There are a few shops in the village of Chinley.
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Chinley, Lower Lane Bridge

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Photographic notes
Photos possible in either direction, light best for southbound trains, but alright for northbound trains from early afternoon onwards. May be shade from vegetation in winter when sun is low in the sky.


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


Fig 1 - Looking west

Looking towards New Mills

Fig 2 - Looking East


Fig 2 - Looking East

Looking towards Chinlet Station.

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