Guidance

Glossop community rail line

Community rail line service between Glossop / Hadfield and Manchester.

Documents

Glossop Line: prospectus

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Glossop Line: map

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Details

The Glossop Line runs from Manchester Piccadilly to the market town of Glossop and the village of Hadfield in the Peak District. It is a gateway to the Dark Peak for the people of Manchester. The line also acts a commuter route for the suburbs of Manchester. The service has been operated by electric trains since the 1950s.

Glossop Line
Train at Glossop station.

Route data

Region North east / East Midlands
Locale Greater Manchester / Derbyshire
Stations 14
Length 15 miles
Journey time About 40 minutes – one way
Route type Secondary branch line
Designation Service
Pilot project No
Designation date 25 July 2013
Partnership High Peak and Hope Valley Community Rail Partnership (CRP) and South East Manchester CRP
Operator(s) Northern

The Glossop Line serves the following 14 stations:

  • Manchester Piccadilly
  • Ardwick
  • Ashburys
  • Gorton
  • Fairfield
  • Guide Bridge
  • Flowery Field
  • Newton for Hyde
  • Godley
  • Hattersley
  • Broadbottom
  • Dinting
  • Hadfield
  • Glossop

Community rail designation

The Glossop Line was designated as a community rail service by the Department for Transport in July 2013. The designation covers the passenger services between Glossop / Hadfield to Manchester Piccadilly.

The following stations along the route fall within the designation:

  • Ashburys
  • Gorton
  • Fairfield
  • Guide Bridge
  • Flowery Field
  • Newton for Hyde
  • Godley
  • Hattersley
  • Broadbottom
  • Dinting
  • Hadfield
  • Glossop

Network Rail strategic route plan

The Glossop Line has been identified as a secondary branch line within Network Rail’s Cross Pennines, Yorks and Humber and north west (H) strategic route plan.

The High Peak and Hope Valley Community Rail Partnership

The High Peak and Hope Valley Community Rail Partnership formed in 2008 from a Rural Transport Partnership that had been in existence for 10 years. The partnership plays a role in the management and support of the line. It also supports the Buxton Line (Buxton to Manchester) and the Hope Valley Line (Sheffield — Manchester). The South East Manchester CRP supports the inner section of the line.

Published 1 July 2013