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Welcome to the High Peak and Hope Valley Community Rail Partnership


Fun for all the family this Bank Holiday Monday 4th May at Buxton Spring Fair

The Spring Fair in Buxton is all set to be a fantastic day out for all the family.
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Edale celebrates Pennine Way 50th Anniversary

The Peak District village of Edale is at the heart of celebrations to mark the 50th anniversary of the Pennine Way. Britain’s first National Trail opened on 24 April 1965 with the official starting point in Edale, then running northwards for 268 miles to Kirk Yetholm in the Borders. Click here to read more

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


The base specification for the new Northern and Transpennine rail franchises was announced by the Department for Transport (DfT) at the end of February. Click here to read more

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 through Hadfield.

 Glossop 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 of luck.

Evening Peak Fares

Northern have introduced restrictions on cheap fares in the evening peak. Please check with Northern.

Franchise News

Abellio, Arriva and Govia have been shortlisted for the Northern Franchise.

Hope Valley

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 viewed at www.networkrail.co.uk/hopevalley and there is also a dedicated email address for your comments: hubconsultation-hopevalley@networkrail.co.uk 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.