Peak Forest railway station

Peak Forest railway station was opened in 1867 by the Midland Railway on its extension of the Manchester, Buxton, Matlock and Midlands Junction Railway from Rowsley, part of the main Midland Line from Manchester to London. It was also the northern junction for the line from Buxton. It closed in 1967 and the platforms were demolished shortly afterwards. As at 2012 the station building still survives as offices which support the large quarry terminal close by. Locomotives are stabled here instead of running back to Buxton depot (which is now closed). A short section of one platform has been reinstated for railway staff use. The station is easily visible from the nearby road from Dove Holes. Although it was named Peak Forest it was actually adjacent to the present-day settlement of Peak Dale.

Peak Forest
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Location
AreaHigh Peak
Coordinates53°17′14″N 1°51′52″W / 53.2873°N 1.8644°W / 53.2873; -1.8644Coordinates: 53°17′14″N 1°51′52″W / 53.2873°N 1.8644°W / 53.2873; -1.8644
Operations
Original companyMidland Railway
Post-groupingLondon, Midland and Scottish Railway
Platforms2
History
1 February 1867Station opens
26 September 1893renamed Peak Forest for Peak Dale
14 June 1965renamed Peak Forest
6 March 1967Station closed[1]
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
A B C D–F G H–J K–L M–O P–R S T–V W–Z

It marked the summit of the line before it dropped through Dove Holes Tunnel to Chapel-en-le-Frith Central.


Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Chapel-en-le-Frith Central
Line and station closed
  Midland Railway
New Mills-Millers Dale line
  Millers Dale
Line and station closed
    Buxton
Line and station closed

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Butt, R.V.J., (1995) The Directory of Railway Stations, Yeovil: Patrick Stephens

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