Whaley Bridge railway station


Whaley Bridge railway station

Infobox UK station
name = Whaley Bridge
code = WBR


manager = Northern Rail
locale = Whaley Bridge
borough = High Peak
lowusage0405 = 78,496
lowusage0506 = 88,733
platforms = 2
start = 1863

Whaley Bridge railway station serves the village of Whaley Bridge in Derbyshire, England.The station is on the Manchester-Buxton Line 26 km (16¼ miles) south east of Manchester Piccadilly.

Originally the station was on the Stockport, Disley and Whaley Bridge line, built by the London and North Western Railway to connect with the Cromford and High Peak Railway and extended to Buxton in 1863. The station is unusual in that its platform one, where the main station building and ticket office is sited, is on the side for trains bound for Buxton. The platform is on a tight curve and is some 30cm too low for the height of the carriages used, making it difficult to access for people with mobility problems.

The station enjoys the support of the local community in the form of " [http://www.friendsofwhaleybridgestation.org.uk/ Friends of Whaley Bridge Station] ", a voluntary group dedicated to improving and maintaining the station buildings and grounds.

ervice

There is generally an hourly service each day to Manchester Piccadilly and beyond (mostly to Blackpool North) northbound and to Buxton southbound.

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