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Introducing the Buzzing Stations booklet

We’ve launched a new booklet to help local families explore nature in their local area. High Peak and Hope Valley Community Rail Partnership have produced a Buzzing Stations booklet, showing ten family-friendly walking routes from railway stations in the Peak District. The booklet is designed to promote sustainable travel and increase connection with nature. The […]

A buzzing networking day in Hadfield

Station Friends from the High Peak and Hope Valley lines made a beeline for Hadfield today, for their bi-annual Networking Day. They were joined by Community Rail Officers Catherine Croney and Helen Wright, Regional Community and Sustainability Manager Becky Styles from Northern and Stakeholder Manager David Jones from CrossCountry. The focus of the day was celebrating […]

New artwork brings colour to the Buxton line

Passengers on the Manchester-Buxton railway line will be greeted by bespoke artwork when they arrive at stations. Stockport-based artist Eamonn Murphy has created unique pieces showing local landmarks for each station. From the architecture of Buxton to the scenic countryside of Chapel-en-le-Frith to the industrial heritage of New Mills, the art is a colourful welcome […]

Spring adventures in the Peak District

Discover new places and wonderful walks in the Peak District, by train. Here are our recommendations of where to visit. We’ll leave you to plan your own walking routes. Climb Castle Naze for stunning views Fill your lungs with spring air and your soul with a stunning view, by climbing Castle Naze. This rocky outcrop towers […]

A day in the life of Station Friends

Community rail is about helping communities get maximum benefit from railways. From boostingbiodiversity with wildlife-friendly gardening at stations, to increasing wellbeing via community groupvisits to the Peak District by train, there are many creative ways to do this. Here we catch up with some of the Station Friends groups in High Peak and Hope Valley, […]

Helping Glossop visitors get from rail to trail

Visitors arriving in Glossop by train can now pick up a bespoke map to help them explore the area on foot, thanks to a local community group. Friends of Glossop Station were the driving force behind the idea, supported by High Peak and Hope Valley Community Rail Partnership. Led by the Friends groups’ local knowledge, […]

A day in the life of our Partnership Chair and Vice-Chair

Community rail is about helping communities get maximum benefit from railways. From boosting biodiversity with wildlife-friendly gardening at stations, to increasing wellbeing via community group visits to the Peak District by train, there are many creative ways to do this. Here the Chair and Vice-Chair of High Peak and Hope Valley Community Rail Partnership, Cllr […]

A day in the life of a CRP Officer

Meet our Community Rail Partnership Officers Community rail is about helping communities get maximum benefit from railways. From boosting biodiversity with wildlife-friendly gardening at stations, to increasing wellbeing via community group visits to the Peak District by train, there are many creative ways to do this.  Here the High Peak and Hope Valley Community Rail […]

Keeping You on Board – Winter issue

The first issue of 2024 of our quarterly newsletter, Keeping You on Board, is here. We certainly haven’t been hibernating over the winter months, so grab a warming drink and  read all about it: Download the newsletter Huge thanks as always to our funders, partners and Station Friends who make a real difference to the […]