Welcome to the High Peak and Hope Valley Community Rail Partnership
Buxton and Hope
Valley lines recommended for electrification
At the beginning of March the “Northern Sparks” report on
electrification in the north of England was published by the
Department for Transport (DfT). Click
here to read more
DfT PUBLISHES NORTHERN RAIL FRANCHISE SPECIFICATION
The base specification for the
new Northern and Transpennine rail franchises was
announced by the Department for Transport (DfT) at the end
Click here to
One North Plan
Led by the major cities of the North, the proposal is for
better links between northern cities, and in particular for a
new tunnelled route between Manchester and both Leeds and
Sheffield. This is HS3, although it would be limited to
125mph. The most probable route for this line is through
the Woodhead tunnel. Fast trains may again be passing
and Dinting shortlisted for ACoRP Awards.
The Friends of Glossop Station and Project eARTH and Partners
have both been shortlisted for ACoRP awards. The
ceremony is on 2nd October. We wish them the best
Evening Peak Fares
Northern have introduced restrictions on cheap fares in the
evening peak. Please check with Northern.
Abellio, Arriva and Govia have been shortlisted for the
Network Rail are running a public consultation
until 28th February 2015 about their latest proposals for
upgrading the Hope Valley line. Details of the scheme can be
www.networkrail.co.uk/hopevalley and there is also a
dedicated email address for your comments:
firstname.lastname@example.org Please take a
look and send them your views by the 28th February.
Partnership Services Designated
The Buxton and Glossop services have now been formally designated by the Department for Transport. That is great news, and something we have been working towards for a considerable time. This will give us access to additional funding and bring many advantages. The link to the DfT website is https://www.gov.uk/government/news/rail-passengers-in-the-north-west-set-for-bigger-say--3
The High Peak and Hope Valley Community Partnership (HPHVCRP) is a partnership of Derbyshire County Council, Northern Rail, Transport for Greater Manchester, The Peak District National Park Authority and Cheshire East Council, along with community groups which share the common aims of promoting and enhancing rail transport services in the Hope Valley and High Peak areas of Derbyshire. The Partnership is hosted by Derbyshire County Council. Much of our area lies within the Peak District National Park.
Through these pages you can find out about travelling to the Hope Valley and High Peak by train or bus to visit the area's beautiful countryside and great family attractions, you can even find out about accommodation in this scenic area.
Our pages are also for you if you live in the Hope Valley and High Peak areas and want to find out more about your local public transport services.
In particular, you can find out what the Rail Partnership and others are doing to improve travel opportunities within the area for work, college, leisure or shopping. Go to our News pages for the latest information.
To find our more about us and see the minutes of our Working Group minutes click on our About Us page. We are always interested in your comments on local public transport services and how well they meet your needs. Why not
email us, or contact us at the address
shown on the left of the page.