Chinley railway station


Chinley railway station
Chinley National Rail
Chinley
Chinley Railway Station
Location
Place Chinley
Local authority High Peak
Operations
Station code CLY
Managed by Northern Rail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage
2004/05 *   68,169
2005/06 * decrease 67,213
2006/07 * increase 75,127
2007/08 * increase 75,885
2008/09 * increase 86,694
2009/10 * increase 94,074
History
Opened 1867 (1867)
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* Annual passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Chinley from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Please note: methodology may vary year on year.
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Chinley railway station serves the village of Chinley in Derbyshire. The station is 28 km (17½ miles) south east of Manchester Piccadilly.

The original station was built in 1867 by the Midland Railway on the extension of its Manchester, Buxton, Matlock and Midlands Junction Railway which became its main line to London from Manchester. Originally, the Midland had planned to extend through Buxton, but the LNWR already had a line, so the Midland built a line through Chinley and Buxworth to join the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway at New Mills, in an association which became known as the Sheffield and Midland Railway Companies' Committee.

From Millers Dale the line crossed the Black Brook valley at Chapel Milton. This became a double viaduct when the Dore and Chinley line was built in 1894, with a north curve forming a triangular junction.

In 1902 a new station was built at its present position when the line through Disley Tunnel to Heaton Mersey was built. It also became the terminus of the Dore and Chinley line instead of Buxton. The old station buildings were dismantled and re-erected on Maynestone Road as a private house. By 1902 Chinley had become an important junction, between Manchester, London and Sheffield, with five through platforms and one bay.

With the closure of the line to the south in 1967, Chinley lost its importance and is now a single 'island' platform on the Trans-Pennine line between Sheffield and Manchester.

Services

The typical off-peak service from the station is one train every two hours to Sheffield and one to Manchester Piccadilly. This is increased on Saturdays and at peak times to one train per hour in each direction.

Occasionally express trains between Sheffield and Manchester Piccadilly (operated by First Transpennine Express and East Midlands Trains) stop at Chinley.

References

Radford, Brian (1988). Midland Though The Peak: A Pictorial History of the Midland Railway Main Line Routes Between Derby and Manchester. Unicorn Books. ISBN 978-1852410018. 

External links

Preceding station   National Rail National Rail   Following station
Northern Rail
Limited service
East Midlands Trains
Liverpool-Norwich
Limited service
Limited service
Limited service
First TransPennine Express
Limited Service
Disused railways
Edale
Line and station open
  Midland Railway   Buxworth
Line open, station closed
Chapel-en-le-Frith Central
Line and station closed

Coordinates: 53°20′24″N 1°56′38″W / 53.340°N 1.944°W / 53.340; -1.944


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