Hope Station – an update from High Peak and Hope Valley Community Rail Partnership

It’s all happening at Hope station – the new fencing is now finished and what a transformation to the look of the station environment! Traditional picket fencing has replaced the old wire mesh fencing along both platforms. New wooden gates will be installed at the bottom of the footbridge. Funding for this project has come from the income generated by car parking fees at Edale station, which supports projects along the Hope Valley line. Next on the list is new fencing at Grindleford station due to start in November 2022. Thanks to Rob Fryer from Derbyshire County Council for his help in making this work happen. Stations along the Hope Valley, Buxton and Glossop lines are looked after by local volunteers, who enjoy making their stations look welcoming and pleasant places to start and end your journey. Many of the volunteers are keen gardeners, improving biodiversity at stations as well as creating beautiful floral displays; some like to share the heritage or develop art projects linking the local community to the station. If you are interested in getting involved, please get in touch with either helen.wright4@derbyshire.gov.uk Community Rail Officer for the High Peak and Hope Valley Community Rail Partnership (or call 07771 595 803); or call Gill Wood, Friends of Hope Station, 07766 993 785.