The small community of Dinting near Glossop mainly owes its existence to the building of the railway in the 1840’s. There are some small shops, a cricket club, primary school and pubs in the village. Dinting lies between Glossop and Hadfield and is dominated by its large viaduct.
Train journeys to Dinting station take 26 minutes from Manchester Piccadilly, 3 minutes from Glossop and 11 minutes from Hadfield.
Trains are operated by Northern Trains Ltd. Find up to date ticket and timetable information here.
Bus stops are located on Dinting Road very near to the station driveway. Further information about bus services in the Dinting, Glossop and Hadfield area 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.
A very impressive, 125 feet high viaduct spanning Dinting Vale and Glossop Brook was completed in 1844. The station is located immediately at the northern end of it so it is easily seen from the platforms.
The station was once part of the Woodhead Line which connected Manchester with Sheffield, routed through the Pennine Hills via Penistone but bypassing Glossop. The Duke of Norfolk and the Howard family paid for a 1-mile branch-line to be built from Dinting to connect Glossop. It is the addition of this branch-line which gives Dinting station its unusual triangular shape and the very sharply curved platform used by trains heading to Glossop.
Friends of Dinting Station
Dinting does not currently have an active Friends of station group but the Friends of Glossop Station have thankfully taken it under their wing.
Colourful flower baskets are planted and there are some beautiful mosaic panels made by the High Peak Community Arts Group. Look out also for the information panel featuring historic photographs and a description of the station in steam train days.
If you’d like to get involved, find out more through the facebok page @Friends of Glossop Station