Chapel-en-le-Frith railway station


Chapel-en-le-Frith railway station
Chapel-en-le-Frith National Rail
Chapel-en-le-Frith
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Location
Place Chapel-en-le-Frith
Local authority High Peak
Coordinates 53°18′43″N 1°55′08″W / 53.312°N 1.919°W / 53.312; -1.919Coordinates: 53°18′43″N 1°55′08″W / 53.312°N 1.919°W / 53.312; -1.919
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 * increase 39,032
2006/07 * increase 40,691
2007/08 * increase 49,172
2008/09 * decrease 48,148
2009/10 * decrease 45,532
History
Opened 1863 (1863)
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* 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.
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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.[1]

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Service

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.


1957 Collision

The station was the site of a fatal collision in 1957 which is commemorated with plaque at the station.

References

  • Radford, B., (1988) Midland Though The Peak Unicorn Books
  1. ^ High Peak Borough Concil Licensing details, [1] accessed 13-102-2010

External links

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