Welcome to the High Peak and Hope Valley Community Rail Partnership
25th July – 2nd
August: Engineering work at Romiley will affect trains
through the Hope Valley
Between the dates above Network Rail is carrying out a major
signalling project around Romiley Station. This will affect
train services as follows:
Saturday and Sunday 25th & 26th July,
and Saturday and Sunday 1st & 2nd
August, the line
through Romiley will be completely closed. Buses will run
Manchester Piccadilly and New Mills/Chinley via
Bredbury and Marple,
and also between Guide
Bridge and Rose Hill.
Monday 27th July to Friday 31st July
an emended train service will be in
Manchester Piccadilly and New Mills Central via Bredbury. Two
trains per hour
will operate and journey times will be extended. Buses will
Bridge and Rose Hill.
Passenger Surveys on the Hope Valley and Buxton Lines
The Community Rail Partnership is currently carrying out a
travel survey on the Buxton Line and the Hope Valley Line.
Survey staff are out on the trains asking people for their
views on the train services and an online version of the
travel questionnaire is also available on this website.
here to read more
New Mills Central Station 150th
Anniversary Events during July
New Mills Central Station was opened on 1st
July 1865 and to mark its
150th Anniversary the Friends of New Mills Station have
programme of events during July.
here for more information
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
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
Evening Peak Fares
Northern have introduced restrictions on cheap fares in the
evening peak. Please check with Northern.
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:
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
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.