- Chinley railway station
Chinley Chinley Railway Station Location Place Chinley Local authority High Peak Operations Station code CLY Managed by Northern Rail Number of platforms 2 Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage 2004/05 * 68,169 2005/06 * 67,213 2006/07 * 75,127 2007/08 * 75,885 2008/09 * 86,694 2009/10 * 94,074 History Opened 1867 National Rail - UK railway stations A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z * Annual passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Chinley from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Please note: methodology may vary year on year.
The original station was built in 1867 by the Midland Railway on the extension of its Manchester, Buxton, Matlock and Midlands Junction Railway which became its main line to London from Manchester. Originally, the Midland had planned to extend through Buxton, but the LNWR already had a line, so the Midland built a line through Chinley and Buxworth to join the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway at New Mills, in an association which became known as the Sheffield and Midland Railway Companies' Committee.
From Millers Dale the line crossed the Black Brook valley at Chapel Milton. This became a double viaduct when the Dore and Chinley line was built in 1894, with a north curve forming a triangular junction.
In 1902 a new station was built at its present position when the line through Disley Tunnel to Heaton Mersey was built. It also became the terminus of the Dore and Chinley line instead of Buxton. The old station buildings were dismantled and re-erected on Maynestone Road as a private house. By 1902 Chinley had become an important junction, between Manchester, London and Sheffield, with five through platforms and one bay.
With the closure of the line to the south in 1967, Chinley lost its importance and is now a single 'island' platform on the Trans-Pennine line between Sheffield and Manchester.
The typical off-peak service from the station is one train every two hours to Sheffield and one to Manchester Piccadilly. This is increased on Saturdays and at peak times to one train per hour in each direction.
Radford, Brian (1988). Midland Though The Peak: A Pictorial History of the Midland Railway Main Line Routes Between Derby and Manchester. Unicorn Books. ISBN 978-1852410018.
Preceding station National Rail Following station Northern RailLimited service East Midlands TrainsLiverpool-NorwichLimited serviceLimited serviceLimited service First TransPennine ExpressLimited Service Disused railways Edale
Line and station open
Midland Railway Buxworth
Line open, station closed
Line and station closed
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