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Welcome to the High Peak and Hope Valley Community Rail Partnership

The next meeting of the Rail Partnership will be on Monday 21st September at Bamford Institute starting at 10a.m.”

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. Click 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 arranged a programme of events during July.
Click 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 Franchise Specification

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

Evening Peak Fares

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

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.