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Welcome to the High Peak and Hope Valley Community Rail Partnership

Visit New Mills Arts Festival by train 9th - 25th September 2016

New Mills Festival is a two week annual celebration of community spirit through a diverse range of activities from talks and walks to concerts, gigs, exhibitions, trails, quizzes and performances with a spectacular lantern procession through The Torrs Gorge ending in a Community Street Party in the centre of town.
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Improved Sunday train service on the Hope Valley Line

The Sunday train service has been extended this year by Northern to operate for an extra month until the end of October.
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 News from Arriva about the new Northern franchise

Since the big announcement on December 9th that Arriva Rail North Ltd. had been awarded the new Northern rail franchise, the following is a summary of what has been announced for the Buxton, Glossop and Hope Valley Lines in the Community Rail Partnership area:
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News from First TransPennine Express

TransPennine currently serve a vital role on the Hope Valley Route by stopping some of their morning peak and evening peak express trains at Chinley and Dore on Mondays to Saturdays. Their new Managing Director, Leo Goodwin, has already assured the Partnership that these station calls will continue after the start of the new franchise on 1st April.
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Hope Valley Route Capacity Improvement Project

In September 2015 Network Rail applied to the Department for Transport for a Transport & Works Act Order (TWAO) to gain permission to implement a route capacity improvement project.

The work they are proposing to carry out if the TWAO is granted is (1) the installation of an eastbound loop near Bamford Station to hold freight trains whilst faster passenger trains pass by; and (2) to install a second track at Dore Junction from the Midland Mainline on to the Hope Valley Line. This will remove the single track bottleneck at this location thereby allowing more trains to run and permitting better time-keeping.
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The High Peak and Hope Valley Community Partnership (HPHVCRP) is a partnership of Derbyshire County Council, Northern Rail, Transport for Greater Manchester, The Peak District National Park Authority and Cheshire East Council, along with  community groups which share the common aims of promoting and enhancing rail transport services in the Hope Valley and High Peak areas of Derbyshire.  The Partnership is hosted by Derbyshire County Council.   Much of our area lies within the Peak District National Park.

Through these pages you can find out about travelling to the Hope Valley and High Peak by train or bus to visit the area's beautiful countryside and great family attractions, you can even find out about accommodation in this scenic area.

Our pages are also for you if you live in the Hope Valley and High Peak areas and want to find out more about your local public transport services.
In particular, you can find out what the Rail Partnership and others are doing to improve travel opportunities within the area for work, college, leisure or shopping. Go to our News pages for the latest information.

To find our more about us and see the minutes of our Working Group minutes click on our About Us page. We are always interested in your comments on local public transport services and how well they meet your needs. Why not email us, or contact us at the address shown on the left of the page.