HOPE VALLEY LINE
The village of Chinley lies on the edge of the Peak District National Park and is served by the Hope Valley railway line between Manchester Piccadilly and Sheffield.
The Chinley and Buxworth Transport Group (C&BTG) have produced a helpful ‘Welcome to Chinley’ poster map which you’ll find at the station entrance. The poster also offers directions to get started on walks in the area and is available in local shops as a leaflet to take with you. You can also find it here.
Train journeys to Chinley station take 33 minutes from Manchester Piccadilly and 40 minutes from Sheffield. Most of the stopping trains are operated by Northern Trains Ltd. Find up to date ticket and timetable information here.
Access to both platforms at Chinley station is by footbridge only. Contact the Northern Trains Assisted Travel Team on 0800 138 5560 (Text Relay 18001 0800 138 5560). for help with taxi transport to an accessible station. We recommend booking support in advance.
The nearest bus stops to the station are on Station Road near the station car park and cycle shelter.
Information about bus services at Chinley can be found by calling Traveline on 0871 200 22 33 or visiting their website: www.traveline.info
Details of local taxi firms can be found on the Onward Travel posters displayed at the station.
Most of the independent shops, cafes and amenities in the village are five minutes’ walk from the station; a little further uphill you’ll find Chinley Park Nature Reserve, which is looked after by local volunteers and next to the village’s community centre is the recreation ground and play area.
For hill walks from Chinley you can hike up to Cracken Edge, Eccles Pike and through the village to South Head. Many locals walk or run over the hills to Edale and catch the train back home. If a walk on more level ground appeals, try the Tramway Trail to Buxworth Canal Basin, an historic inland port on the Peak Forest canal, now managed by the Canal and River Trust for heritage and wildlife.
Chinley station volunteers
The volunteer members of the Chinley & Buxworth Transport Group (C&BTG) work hard to promote and improve cycling, rail and bus transport in Chinley and its neighbouring villages. The group have adopted Chinley station with the approval of Northern Trains and look after it on behalf of their community.
On the platforms look out for the ‘Herbs on the Line’ garden planter; you’re welcome to take or leaf or two home to flavour your dinner.
A display board and plaque on the island platform celebrates the 150th Anniversary of Chinley station and displays historical information about the station from its much busier steam train days.
Due to the considerable problems with passenger access to the station the volunteers devote a lot of their time to campaigning; lobbying the Government and the rail industry to invest in the station and provide a step-free route onto the platforms.