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A Quick Guide to the Manchester - Buxton Line

Travel by train in just one hour from the centre of Manchester and arrive in the heart of historic Buxton, a spa town situated high up in the hills of Derbyshire. Buxton is a must-visit tourist destination, surrounded by wonderful Peak District countryside, some of which you’ll see from the window as your train climbs higher towards the hills of Dove Holes Station at over 1160 feet (350 metres) above sea level. Look out for Combs Reservoir between Whaley Bridge and Chapel-en-le Frith.

Stations along the line serve High Peak towns on the edge of the Peak District National Park, surrounded by countryside including the Goyt Valley and for some sections, the peaceful Peak Forest canal.

There’s plenty to see and do at every stop – have a look at the stations page to see where you’d like to explore.

The train stops at Stockport en-route which offers a convenient connection point for trains from the West Midlands, Wales and the South-West of England. The journey to Buxton from Stockport takes 50 minutes.

Click above to watch our video on the Buxton Line