Glossop railway station


Glossop railway station

Infobox UK station
name = Glossop
code = GLO


caption = The exterior of Glossop railway station, with the GMPTE logo visible on the station sign.
manager = Northern Rail
locale = Glossop
borough = High Peak
start = 1845
platforms = 1
usage0405 = 0.430
usage0506 = 0.466
usage0607 = 0.465

Glossop railway station serves the town of Glossop in Derbyshire, England and is the main terminus at the Derbyshire end of the Manchester-Glossop Line.

The station is 21 km (14½ miles) east of Manchester Piccadilly. Along with Hadfield Station and Dinting Station, Glossop is considered to be part of the Greater Manchester rail network as it lies only a short distance over the border and the line also terminates in Glossop and Hadfield. For that reason the station signs at Glossop feature the GMPTE logo, and ticketing is the same as Greater Manchester, it also features on the GMPTE rail network map [http://www.gmpte.com/pdfmaps/GMPTERaildiagA4.pdf] .

History

Henry Howard, 13th Duke of Norfolk who built the spur line from Dinting viaduct to Howard Town as his own expense over his own land. He then sold it to the Sheffield, Ashton-Under-Lyne and Manchester Railway.cite book|last=Birch|first=A.H.|title=Small Town Politics, A Study of Political Life in Glossop|publisher=Oxford University Press|date=1959|pages=18|chapter=2|accessdate=June 2008] The station was opened in July 1845. There was a previous station called Glossop on the main line but that was renamed "Dinting" when the current station opened. Glossop station is sometimes, though rarely, known as "Glossop Central" (Dinting station being "Glossop Junction").

Originally built with multiple platforms, the station was reduced to one platform in the 1980s where trains come in from Hadfield and reverse for Manchester Piccadilly and vice-versa. The other platforms and redundant station buildings were incorporated into an extension for the next door Co-op Shopping Giant supermarket and car park, now owned by The Co-operative Group.

ervices

There is generally a half-hourly daytime service from Glossop to Manchester Piccadilly and Hadfield. This is increased to every 20 minutes in the morning and evening rush-hour periods.

Trains operate hourly in the evenings and half-hourly on Sundays. When there is engineering work on Sundays, the replacement bus service only operates hourly.

Friends of Glossop Station

The Friends of Glossop Station {FOGS} was formed in 2002 as a splinter group of Glossop Environmental Trust (GET) http://www.friends-of-glossop-station.co.uk/index.html] . They are an active station adoption group who have carried out a number of projects at the station, including creating a station garden; holding 'Community Rail Days' [ [http://www.friends-of-glossop-station.co.uk/pages/events.html Events Page, Friends of Glossop Station, Glossop, Derbyshire SK13 ] ] and beautifying the station with hanging baskets, floral displays and redecorating etc .

References

External links

* [http://www.northernrail.org Northern Rail]
* [http://www.gmpte.com GMPTE]
* [http://www.derbyshire.gov.uk Derbyshire County Council]
* [http://www.friends-of-glossop-station.co.uk/index.html Friends of Glossop Station]
* [http://www.thisisglossop.co.uk Glossop Community]


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