Edale railway station


Edale railway station

Infobox UK station
name = Edale
code = EDL


manager = Northern Rail
locale = Edale
borough = High Peak
lowusage0405 = 44,109
lowusage0506 = 46,396
lowusage0607 = 50,228
platforms = 2
start = 1894

Edale railway station (gbmapping|SK123853)serves the Vale of Edale in the Derbyshire Peak District, in England. It was opened in 1894 on the Midland Railway's Dore and Chinley line (now the Hope Valley Line), becomimg an unstaffed halt in 1969.

Lying below Kinder Scout, the station is the closest station for the start of the Pennine Way.

The station has 2 platforms, with no level crossing, and no footbridge. To change platforms, there is an underpass located next to the road in to Edale village. The station is managed by Northern Rail, and the main services are usually provided by Class 142 Pacers and Class 150 Sprinters. Class 156 sprinters can sometimes be found on the services. When East Midlands Trains serves the station late at night, it is usually class 158 sprinter-express units, very occasionally class 156 sprinters.

The station is about 5 minutes walk from the centre of the village, where the famous Pennine Way begins, with the Nags Head public house being 'the official start of the Pennine Way'.

ervice

The typical off-peak service from the station is one train every two hours to Sheffield and one to Manchester Piccadilly, provided solely by Northern Rail. This is increased on Saturdays to one train per hour in each direction and on Sundays it returns to being two-hourly.

Occasionally, East Midlands Trains services between Manchester Piccadilly and Sheffield stop at this station.

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