Buxton – Buxton Line
Welcome to Buxton. Famous for the warm spa water for bathing and its natural spring water.
Buxton offers a wealth of attractions for visitors who want to explore this historic town or discover the surrounding countryside.
Arriving by train at the station, look out for the iconic fanlight window, designed by famous architect, Paxton.
Dominating the town’s vista are the Devonshire Dome (the largest unsupported one in the world when built), The Palace Hotel (a super hospital during the World War 1) and the Opera House (home of a famous international festival each summer).
The Crescent stands mid-way between Buxton station and the 23-acre Pavilion Gardens – a park, play area, cinema, cafe, restaurant and Tourist Information Centre. After more than two decades standing derelict, a 5 star spa resort and boutique shopping complex provides the visitor with a wonderful experience set in a heritage environment.
Things to see and do:
There are plenty of festivals in and around the town: www.explorebuxton.co.uk/category/festivals-buxton/
Marvel at the fascinating stalactites and stalagmites in Poole’s Cavern and enjoy the woodland trails in Buxton Country Park. www.explorebuxton.co.uk/pooles-cavern-buxton-country-park
For the more adventurous, there is the tree top high wire and zip wires experience at Go Ape.
For a bit of art and culture, visit Buxton Museum and Gallery with its Wonders of the Peak exhibition.
Find out more at Buxton Visitor Centre
Get out and about with lots to explore with self-guided walks
Passenger facilities at Buxton Station
All trains to Buxton are operated by Northern Trains Ltd as part of their Manchester Piccadilly – Buxton service. There are two trains per hour on Monday-Saturday plus extra ones at peak periods. On Sundays there is an hourly service.
The ticket office is open:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 05:50-20:00
The station was opened in June 1863. Originally two stations were planned, however, the town council believed that the beauty of the local area would be adversely affected, so the stations were built next to each other. Given identical designs, including locally quarried stone, a wrought iron and glass roof, and beautiful semi-circle fan windows. Although most of the two stations were demolished in 1969, the iconic fan windows have been saved.
Sitting in the heart of Buxton, the station is the perfect place for visiting the heritage and attractions of the area. It serves nearly half a million passengers every year.
Access to the station building and platforms for wheelchairs and wheeled luggage is all on the level. Recently an automatic door has been installed to provide better wheelchair and pushchair access into the ticket office.
There is a ramp available for train access and the whole station is step free.
There are toilets, telephones (coins and cards) and induction loops are available.
For those with cycles, Buxton Station has 24 secure bike parking spaces.
Friends of Buxton Station
The Friends of Buxton Station are always busy working on many projects to improve the look of the station.
The award-winning station volunteers group at Buxton Station is highly respected in the community rail movement.
They recently were awarded LEAD Platinum in the Community Rail Network’s ‘It’s Your Station’ category. They achieved second place in the ‘Involving Children and Young People’ category with their Mini Sagas competition.
Have a listen to the “mini sagas’ by clicking here >
“Joe the Guard” sculpture at Buxton[/caption