Dore towards Sheffield, via Network Rail

Improvements to the Hope and Valley line to cause passenger disruptions

The Hope Valley line between Manchester and Sheffield will see major disruptions for passenger travel, as the multi-million-pound upgrades along the line continue, aiming to provide more reliable journeys and improved accessibility at Dore & Totley station.

This November will see several key pieces of engineering works, including:

  • A new platform and accessible footbridge with lifts at Dore & Totley station
  • A railway loop between Bamford and Hathersage
  • Replacing Hathersage West foot crossing with an overbridge to improve safety
  • Signalling improvements along the line to improve reliability
  • Lengthening station platforms to allow for more carriages on services

The new track being laid at Bamford will allow faster trains to pass their slower counterparts along the route as part of the ongoing installation of a passing loop. Accompanied by excavation and re-ballast works, further renovations at Dore & Totley will include the extension of a railway underbridge that will lay the foundations for a second line to pass through the station.

To accommodate for the upcoming project, trains will not run between Edale and Sheffield on Sunday 13 November and Sunday 20 November, with passengers being advised to check National Rail Enquiries before travelling.

While vital building materials are delivered, Dore & Totley station car park will be closed from 6am Friday 04 November to 12pm Friday 25 November. Alternative parking will be available in Abbeydale Sports Club, in the top car park, while accessible parking and a drop-off point will be made available on Ladies Spring Grove Road.

Hannah Lomas, Principal Programme Sponsor at Network Rail, said:

“The next phase of construction work has started on the Hope Valley line, continuing the essential upgrade to make Dore & Totley station more accessible and train services between Manchester and Sheffield more reliable for passengers.

 “Thank you to the local community for their patience and understanding while we undertake this work.”

Work in both areas will take place at the following times and dates:

  • Saturday 11pm to 6am, 06 November 2022
  • Saturday nights 11pm to 6am, from 26 November to 18 December 2022
  • From 11pm Saturday 12 November to 6am Monday 14 November
  • From 11pm Saturday 19 November to 6am Monday 21 November
  • Sunday 13 November and Sunday 20 November will see partial line closure, with operators using diversionary routes to keep passengers on longer journeys moving by train where possible.

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