What we do

We campaign to improve services on the Hope Valley rail line, covering the area between Chinley and Dore.

Our priorities:

  • To improve the timetable on the line. We are campaigning for an hourly stopping service between Manchester and Sheffield
  • To improve the quality of the trains in use on the line, particularly focusing upon the over-crowding on peak-time services
  • To represent the concerns of our members relating to other aspects of the train services to the relevant train companies

Activities include:

  • Meeting with representatives of all the rail companies serving the line to discuss the service
  • Lobbying MPs and local Councillors to work on our behalf
  • Meeting with other stakeholders, such as freight operators and neighbouring rail users’ groups
  • Responding on behalf of our members to statutory consultation documents