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Hassop railway station

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Area  Derbyshire Dales
17 August 1942  Station closed
Platforms in use  2
circa 1906  renamed Hassop
Original company  Midland Railway
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Post-grouping  London, Midland and Scottish Railway
1 August 1862  Station opens as Hassop
circa 1870  renamed Hassop for Chatsworth
Similar  Great Longstone for Ashfor, Bakewell railway station, Heanor (GNR) railway st, Heanor (MR) railway st, Kilburn railway station

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Hassop railway station was a station situated about two miles from the village of Hassop in the Peak District of Derbyshire. It was opened in 1862 by the Midland Railway on its extension of the Manchester, Buxton, Matlock and Midlands Junction Railway from Rowsley.

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It was built for the benefit of the Duke of Devonshire of Chatsworth House who, having previously declined to allow the railway to pass over the easier terrain of his lands, belatedly saw its possible benefit. Indeed, for a while it was renamed "Hassop for Chatsworth". However, in this sparsely populated area, it saw little use, and closed in 1942. It greatest usefulness was as a goods yard, which closed in 1964.

The station building has since been renovated by Hassop Station Ltd. Hassop Station is now a family friendly cafe with outdoor covered seating and play area, book shop, gift shop and cycle hire facility. Disabled access and toilets are available here, along with a large car park.

The trackbed is part of the Monsal Trail, a walk and cycleway. Four tunnels (located between the Great Longstone station and Topley Pike Junction sites) were reopened on the trail in May 2011, lengthening the trail to a continuous 8.5 miles (13.7 km) for cyclists walkers and riders.

History

Opened by the Manchester, Buxton, Matlock and Midlands Junction Railway, then becoming part of the Midland Railway, the station became part of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway during the Grouping of 1923. The station then closed to passengers in 1942.

References

Hassop railway station Wikipedia


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