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The unstaffed station serves a small village on the scenic Hope Valley line.
Railway type and traffic
Regular passenger services are all worked by dmus, with Trans Pennine Class 185 or 158, and Central Trains Class 170 or 158, each running hourly on weekdays. In addition, there is a two hourly (hourly on Saturdays) local service, usually worked by Class 142 or 150, with an occasional Class 156.
There are a variety of freight trains, including stone trains from Peak Forest, Tunstead & Dowlow, cement trains from Earles Sidings, and occasional infrastructure trains to & from Castleton.
(But note that Corus has recently announced a plan to transfer production from Castleton to Scunthorpe).
A rural location about � mile from Bamford village.
From the east, take the A6187 and turn north onto the A6013. The station is about 200 yards after this junction.
From the south, use the B6049 via Tideswell, then turn right onto the A6187, then as above.
From the Manchester area, use the A57 via Glossop to Ladybower Reservoir, then the A6013 to Bamford.
The station is about � mile beyond Bamford village.Click here to set up your location for directions to this location Bamford map co-ordinates
There is a small car park at the station intended for rail passengers. On street parking should be possible in a minor road a short distance south of the station.
By rail to the station by local services from Manchester Piccadilly or Sheffield.Click here to set up your location for directions to this location
None at the station. The nearest facilities are in Bamford village.
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From the westbound platform, the sun is best placed for eastbound trains until early afternoon. From the eastbound platform, it can be preferable to have a brightish, but cloudy day. Photos are also possible from the over bridge at the west end of the station, but note that there is no footpath on the western side of this bridge.
General views - All photographs © Bevan Price unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking west
From the over bridge at the west end of the station.
Fig 2 - Looking east
From the over bridge.
Fig 3 - Looking west
From the west bound platform.
Fig 4 - Looking east
From the west bound platform.
Fig 5 - Looking west
From under the bridge at the west end of the station.
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