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Hope Valley Line Project to begin | BUILDING MAGAZINE

Hope Valley Line Project to begin

The project to remove bottlenecks on the Hope Valley Line begins as Network Rail contractor VolkerRail Storey Joint Venture starts work.

The planned work on the railway is to remove bottlenecks between Manchester and Sheffield and to allow trains to overtake slower freight trains.

The Hope Valley Capacity Scheme is part of the government’s priority transport schemes in the north of England.

Dore & Totley, Grindleford, Bamford and Hathersage Strations will be closed for the works to be undertaken on Sunday 29th May and every weekend throughout July.

The package of improvements to take place are:-

  • A new platform and accessible footbridge with lifts at Dore & Totley station
  • A railway loop between Bamford and Hathersage
  • A new overbridge at Hathersage West, replacing the current foot crossing to improve safety
  • Signalling improvements along the line
  • Platform extensions to allow for more carriages on services

This major project will ensure train services and reliability for passengers improve.