- Chapel-en-le-Frith railway station
Chapel-en-le-Frith View looking west Location Place Chapel-en-le-Frith Local authority High Peak Coordinates Coordinates: Operations Station code CEF Managed by Northern Rail Number of platforms 2 Live arrivals/departures and station information
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Annual rail passenger usage 2004/05 * 35,154 2005/06 * 39,032 2006/07 * 40,691 2007/08 * 49,172 2008/09 * 48,148 2009/10 * 45,532 History Opened 1863 National Rail - UK railway stations A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z * Annual passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Chapel-en-le-Frith from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Please note: methodology may vary year on year.
Chapel-en-le-Frith railway station (formerly Chapel-en-le-Frith South) serves the town of Chapel-en-le-Frith, Derbyshire, England. It is 33 km (20½ miles) south east of Manchester Piccadilly on the Buxton Line from Manchester. It was built in 1863 for the LNWR on its line from Whaley Bridge to Buxton. as an extension of the Stockport, Disley and Whaley Bridge Railway.
In 1867, the Midland Railway built a station (known as Chapel-en-le-Frith Central) on the Sheffield and Midland Railway Companies' Committee line from Millers Dale to Chinley. The town therefore had a main line connection from Manchester to London featuring expresses such as the 'Palatine' and the 'Peaks'. However, with the closure of the ex Midland route from Chinley to Rowsley to passenger traffic in 1967, Central station was closed. The Midland line is still in situ and used for freight to and from Peak Forest.
The station is one of very few to retain its walkway to cross between platforms, most stations having had footbridges installed.
The former station master's house was used as a restaurant called "Brief Encounter" but is now standing empty after it closed.
There is generally an hourly service each day to Manchester Piccadilly northbound. Besides this, three northbound trains per day continue to Blackpool North (0701, 1639, 1708), with one train per day continuing to Clitheroe (0608), Wigan North Western (0634), Barrow-in-Furness (1538) and Bolton (1808). All southbound services terminate at Buxton. During peak hours the service is roughly half-hourly.
One service of note to passengers is the 0752 to Manchester Piccadilly, which DOES NOT call at Stockport: the service travels express from Hazel Grove to Manchester Piccadilly due to pathing constraints between Edgeley Junction and Slade Lane Junction. Customers requiring Stockport should change off this service at Hazel Grove, onto the 0832 Hazel Grove–Preston service, which departs 9 minutes later.
The station was the site of a fatal collision in 1957 which is commemorated with plaque at the station.
- Radford, B., (1988) Midland Though The Peak Unicorn Books
Preceding station National Rail Following station Northern Rail
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