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High Peak & Hope Valley Community Rail Partnership

About Us

The High Peak and Hope Valley Community Rail Partnership (HP&HVCRP) works to improve rail stations and services in the High Peak and surrounding area, and promote the use of rail services.  The Partnership embraces local authorities, rail industry, rail users and other voluntary sector groups.  The CRP was reconstituted in 2008 from a Rural Transport Partnership that had been in existence for over 10 years.  The core funding partners are:

  • Derbyshire County Council
  • Transport for Greater Manchester
  • Northern Rail
  • Peak District National Park Authority
  • High Peak Borough Council

The Partnership is hosted by Derbyshire Count Council

The Three Partnership lines are:

Manchester to Buxton

Manchester to Glossop and Hadfield

Manchester to Sheffield (local services)

Aims of the Partnership

The aims of the Partnership are as follows:

  1. To address the rail transport needs of people living in the Partnership's area through improvements to rail services, infrastructure and information.
  2. To promote a wider welcome to the High Peak and Hope Valley by increasing the availability of and access to rail services and providing better information about train services and facilities.
  3. To reduce the environmental impact of travel on the Peak District National Park through the measures outlined above.
  4. To assist the economic and social development of village and market town communities in the Partnership area through the measures outlined above.

Partnership objectives:

The Partnership's objectives are as follows:
  1. To work with local communities and interest groups to identify rail transport needs and issues.
  2. To assist in the provision of better quality rail services on the Buxton, Hope Valley and Glossop lines to meet residents' and visitors' needs.
  3. To promote improved integration between transport modes.
  4. To promote and provide improved access to train services.
  5. To promote and provide improved passenger rail infrastructure and facilities.
  6. To develop improved train service information.
  7. To market rail transport effectively to visitors and residents.
  8. To encourage modal shift from the private car to rail especially for access to (and from) the cities of Manchester and Sheffield.
  9. To work with partner organisations on joint initiatives to achieve public transport improvements.
  10. To influence policymakers and strategic bodies on key relevant issues.