Dove Holes railway station


Dove Holes railway station
Dove Holes National Rail
Dove Holes
Location
Place Dove Holes
Local authority High Peak
Operations
Station code DVH
Managed by Northern Rail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage
2004/05 *   5,110
2005/06 * increase 5,794
2006/07 * increase 6,232
2007/08 * decrease 5,517
2008/09 * increase 5,866
2009/10 * decrease 5,246
History
Opened 1863 (1863)
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* Annual passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Dove Holes from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Please note: methodology may vary year on year.
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Dove Holes railway station serves the village of Dove Holes, Derbyshire, England. The station is on the Manchester Piccadilly to Buxton line 37 km (22¾ miles south east of Piccadlly. It is managed and served by Northern Rail who took over the station from First North Western.

It was opened in 1863 by the LNWR at the summit of its line between Whaley Bridge and Buxton.

Originally the Midland Railway had hoped that the LNWR would join it in extending the line that they jointly leased between Ambergate and Rowsley. The LNWR declined, then built this one from Buxton to meet its line to Manchester.

Later the Midland built a line from Millers Dale through Chapel to Chinley passing 183 feet beneath it in Dove Holes Tunnel.

In 1957, the gradient into Chapel-en-le-Frith was the scene of a serious accident, in which the driver of a runaway freight train, John Axon remained at his post and died, being awarded a posthumous George Cross.

Service

From Dove Holes there is a train every two-hours Monday-Saturday towards Manchester Piccadilly northbound and Buxton southbound. On Sundays the service frequency in both directions from the station is hourly.

See also

External links

Preceding station   National Rail National Rail   Following station
Buxton
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Coordinates: 53°17′59″N 1°53′26″W / 53.29980°N 1.89043°W / 53.29980; -1.89043



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