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Bamford railway station

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Bamford
National Rail
BamfordStation.jpg
LocationBamford, High Peak
England
Coordinates53°20′20″N 1°41′20″W / 53.3389°N 1.6890°W / 53.3389; -1.6890
Grid referenceSK208825
Managed byNorthern Trains
Platforms2
Other information
Station codeBAM
ClassificationDfT category F2
History
Original companyDore and Chinley Railway
Pre-groupingMidland Railway
Post-groupingLondon, Midland and Scottish Railway
Key dates
25 June 1894 (1894-06-25)Station opened
Passengers
2015/16Decrease 27,922
2016/17Increase 30,514
2017/18Increase 31,654
2018/19Increase 34,526
2019/20Increase 43,746
Notes
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road

Bamford railway station serves the village of Bamford in the Derbyshire Peak District, in England and is managed by Northern Trains. It is located 13 miles (21 km) west of Sheffield on the Hope Valley Line.

History

The view in 1966.
The view in 1966.

Bamford station was built by the Dore and Chinley Railway, a company which was absorbed by the Midland Railway prior to opening. The line was opened for goods traffic on 6 November 1893, and for passenger trains on 1 June 1894, but Bamford station was not opened until 25 June that year.[1][2]

The Dore and Chinley line later became known as the Hope Valley Line. The station became an unstaffed halt in 1969 when the last station master purchased the Station House. The main station building was located on the road overbridge, and was removed during the late 1970s.

Stationmasters

  • W. Williams 1896[3] - 1899
  • William Drew 1900 - 1907[4] (afterwards station master at Eckington (West))
  • Joseph G. Goss 1907[4] - 1924[5] (afterwards station master at Duffield)
  • E. Proctor 1924 - 1936[6] (formerly station master at Kirkby Stephen, afterwards station master at Parkgate and Rawmarsh)
  • Charles Workman 1931 - 1936[7] (formerly station master at Edale)
  • John C. Gee from 1936

Derwent Branchline

During the construction of the nearby Derwent and Howden dams between 1912 and 1916, the railway carried stone from a quarry at nearby Grindleford, up a branch line to the worksite. When the dams were completed, the branch line was removed, but later re-instated during the WW2 construction of the Ladybower Reservoir. A signalbox used to control the station and branch line, but this has since been relocated to Peak Rail. The branch line has since been removed, but there is access to the old trackbed as the Thornhill Trail.

Facilities

The station is unmanned as noted, but Northern has installed ticket vending machines here to allow intending travellers to buy tickets before boarding. Standard waiting shelters are provided on each platform, whilst train running details are offered via help points, automatic announcements and timetable posters. Step-free access is available to both platforms (the eastbound one via a ramp from Station Road).[8]

Service

All services are provided by Northern Trains except the first (to Liverpool Lime Street) and the last (to Nottingham) which are provided by East Midlands Railway.

Trains from Sheffield take around 22 minutes, and trains from Manchester Piccadilly take around 53 minutes.

Preceding station  
National Rail
National Rail
  Following station
Northern Trains
East Midlands Railway
Liverpool-Norwich
Limited service

Weekdays

Weekends

  • Saturday & Sunday: A train in each direction once every hour

References

  1. ^ Awdry, Christopher (1990). Encyclopaedia of British Railway Companies. London: Guild Publishing. p. 71. CN 8983.
  2. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 26. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.
  3. ^ "1881-1898 Coaching". Midland Railway Operating, Traffic and Coaching Depts: 889. 1881. Retrieved 5 April 2021.
  4. ^ a b "1899-1908 Coaching; Piece 1026". Midland Railway Operating, Traffic and Coaching Depts: 375. 1899. Retrieved 5 April 2021.
  5. ^ "Mr. J. Goss". Sheffield Daily Telegraph. England. 4 August 1924. Retrieved 5 April 2021 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  6. ^ "Mr. E. Proctor". Sheffield Daily Telegraph. England. 2 January 1931. Retrieved 5 April 2021 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  7. ^ "Bamford Gifts". Sheffield Independent. England. 15 October 1936. Retrieved 5 April 2021 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  8. ^ Bamford station facilities National Rail Enquiries
  9. ^ Table National Rail timetable, May 2017

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This page was last edited on 8 April 2021, at 15:25
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