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February 2019.  ***Northern Strike suspended***.  RMT has agreed to suspend its strike action and recommence talks about the future role of the conductor with Northern Rail. See “RMT suspends strike action” for further details.

A full timetable will be in operation from Saturday 16th February.  See departures page for details.

MenAtWorkImageFebruary 2019. Route Improvement work***Updated (No Trains 2nd and 3rd March)***. 
There are changes to the service on the Hope Valley line on the following dates:-

  • Mon 18th - Thurs 21st Feb (late evening service)
  • Sun 24th Feb (bus replacement for stations between Chinley and Manchester Piccadilly all day)
  • ***Sat 2nd March and Sun 3rd March***.
    Northern - bus replacement between New Mills and Sheffield on Northern. See Northern Route Improvement  Timetable
    TPE. Coaches will replace all trains on the Manchester Airport to Cleethorpes route between Manchester Airport, Manchester Piccadilly and Sheffield*.
    Journey times between Manchester Piccadilly and Sheffield will be extended by approx 40 minutes.  See the TPE website for details.
    East Midlands.  On Saturday 2nd March:-
    • Trains will operate between Sheffield and Norwich
      Rail replacement buses will operate between Chesterfield, Sheffield and Stockport
      Customers are advised to change at Chesterfield for rail replacement buses to Stockport
      Customers travelling to Manchester and stations to Liverpool should use other operators' train services to/from Stockport
      Journey times will be extended
  • East Midlands. On Sunday 3rd March
    • Trains will operate between Sheffield and Peterborough
      Rail replacement buses will operate direct between Peterborough and Norwich and between Chesterfield, Sheffield and Stockport
      Customers are advised to change at Chesterfield for rail replacement buses to Stockport
      Customers travelling to Manchester and stations to Liverpool should use other operators' train services to/from Stockport
      Trains will operate independently between Ely and Norwich
      See the East Midlands engineering works timetable(pages 24 - 37)
  • Mon 4th-Thurs 7th March (late evening service)
  • Mon 11th-Thurs 14th March (late evening service)

For more details on these and other engineering works please go to the Northern website, East Midlands or TPE sites.

February 2019.  East Midlands franchise extended. Stagecoach has confirmed that it has agreed a new contract with the DfT for the East Midlands franchise. It will commence on 3 March 2019 and run until at least 18th August 2019. See East Midlands Trains news for further details.

February 2019.  Hope Valley News.  Three of the stations on the Hope Valley route are to have there platforms extended by the end of 2019.  These are Grindleford, Hathersage and Hope.  See the Network Rail Platform extension Programme for further details.

TVM_HomeScreen_CropJanuary 2019.  Northern have produced a video on how to use the new Ticket Vending Machine at the station.

There are many procedures and policies covering the use of the railways.  Some of these including the Byelaws(including smoking, drinking, music and animals) Ticketing(including when a break of journey is allowed and split tickets), Photographing on Railway property and information for neighbours.  These have been added to the Newsletter page.

ACoRP-CRA18-Winners-Brochure_pagenumber.001300cropDecember 2018.  ACoRP Awards.  The AcoRP awards for 2018 booklet have been added to the Newsletter page.  There are awards for the work of some local stations and people within the High Peak and Hope Valley Community Rail Partnership.


Passenger_Nos_2018_300December 2018. The rail industry produce a lot of statistics about the performance of the network. See the Stats page for some of the stats that are produced including:-

  • passenger numbers
  • overcrowding
  • journey performance
  • Passenger Satisfaction
  • Rail Facts

Canopy_Design300December 2018.  New Canopy.  Progress is being made on the new canopy which will be attached to the platform side of the Rajdhani restaurant.  A new design has been made and plans suggest that the canopy will be complete in early 2019.  The canopy is being funded by a number of parties including Northern, High Peak & Hope Valley Community Rail Partnership, Trans Pennine Express, ACORPS  and SYPTE.

Peppercorn_300pDecember 2018.  The Peppercorn restaurant located on Abbeydale Road South at the far end of the station car park is to be taken over by the Summerhouse the restaurant next door.  The last day for the present owners Kelly & Charlie Curran will be the 25th December 2018.  Sheffield Telegraph has an article on the move.

Dec_2018_TT_300December 2018.  Dec 2018 Timetable changes.  All three operators who stop at Dore and Totley station have published there new timetables which are effective from Sunday 9th December.  There will be some minor timetable changes from the previous version for the services calling at Dore and Totley.  The departures page has been updated with the revised timetable.

HS2 Consultation.  There are a series of consultation meeting about the proposed HS2 Phase 2b which includes a link from the main HS2 route from London to Leeds into Chesterfield and Sheffield via but not stopping at Dore and Totley station.  Planned events can be found at HS2 events
There is also a raft of information about HS2 and date for responses has now passed.

ACorps newsletter added to the Newsletter page.


May 2018.  Annual General Meeting minutes added to Newsletter page.

May 2018.  Consultation papers on the following have been sent off and a copy is on the Newsletter page:-

  • Sheffield City Region Transport Plan 2018-2040.
  • Transport for the North Strategic Transport Plan
  • DfT’s Community Rail Strategy.
  • DfT Draft Transport Accessibility Action Plan.

Dore_View5_Year_1_750NFebruary 2018.  Dore and Totley to get a second platform.  The DfT have announced that they have approved the Inspectors report for the Hope Valley Capacity Scheme.  Locally this will provide two tracks through Dore and Totley for the Hope Valley line to Manchester.  A second platform will be provided and the platforms will be lengthened.  The single track between the Hope Valley line and the Midland Mainline known as the Dore curve, used mainly by freight trains, will be made longer.

The scheme will allow more frequent and more reliable services between Sheffield and Manchester on the Hope Valley line. For further details see the Hope Valley Capacity scheme page.

November 2017.  Northern Rail have provided an update on the new trains and on the refurbishment program of some of the existing rail stock.  It is likely that the Northern trains on the Sheffield to Manchester route will be refurbished trains.  See the Newsletter page for copies of the presentations.

October 2017.  East Midlands Consultation for the new franchise is now complete.  See some of the responses on the Newsletter page.

July 2017. For those returning to Dore there are two restaurants where you can eat at the station.  These are:-

If you prefer to take the meal home with you the “The Summer House” and “Rajdhani” offer take aways which can be booked over the phone.  Check the websites for the opening hours.  The Peppercorn closed on the 25th December 2018

Planters_7July 2017.  Dore and Totley in bloom.  Some of the D&T committee and volunteers have been busy planting plants in containers on the station platform.  This has made the platform more colourful.



July 2017.  A number of announcements have been made in the House of Commons on the services in and around Dore and Totley station.  These are:-

  • the Developments page has been updated with the HS2 route (Phase 2b) between Birmingham and Leeds which has been confirmed.  A spur off the main HS2 route to Sheffield and Leeds with a link back onto the main HS2 route north of Sheffield.  Although trains will run past D&T station there are no plans to stop at the station.
  • the Developments page has also been updated with the news that the electrification between London and Sheffield has been abandoned.  Work will progress on the electrification between London and Kettering but will not progress any further north.  Bi-modal trains will be introduced in 2022 to serve the services on the Midland Mainline.
  • the Franchises page has been undated with the news of the consultation on the next East Midland Franchise which will run until the 11th Oct 2017.  This includes the Sheffield to London and Liverpool to Norwich services.

CoffeeCupA_150February 2017. The Summerhouse will serve hot and cold drinks and food all day.  So if you have a few minutes before your train arrives and fancy a hot coffee or tasty sandwich why not drop in. They are open from 08:30 Monday to Friday and 09:00 on Saturday and Sunday.  Further details on the Summerhouse website.

November 2016.  Two FoDaTS committee members attended presentations in Manchester given by Northern Rail and other bodies on the progress they have made since taking over the franchise in April 2016.  A copy of the three presentations is available on the Newsletter page.

August 2016.  All the plans, contracts and developments which may affect Dore and Totley station and the services which run through the station, are on Developments.

July 2016. Plusbike. National Rail have introduced more information for cyclists wanting to use the railways.  See the National Rail Plusbike pages for further details.

July 2016.  HS2 is a project to provide high speed trains between London, West Midlands, Leeds and Manchester.  The plan produced in 2013 proposed having a station at Meadowhall on the line up to Leeds to serve Sheffield and district.

A report produced in July 2016 considered three routes near Sheffield.  It suggested that instead of stopping at Meadowhall some of the HS2 trains would be routed via Sheffield Midland station.  The BBC reported that “The proposed route would see up to two trains per hour leave the HS2 line near to Clay Cross, in Derbyshire, and join the existing line into Sheffield before rejoining HS2 east of Grimethorpe.”  This would reduce the fastest journey times from Sheffield to London by 41 mins from 120 mins to 79 mins.
For more details see the:-

Engineering_Works_300Engineering Works


Northern - Sheffield to Manchester Line

See Northern

TransPennine Express - Manchester Airport to Cleethorpes

See TransPennine Express

East Midlands Trains- Liverpool Lime Street to Norwich

See East Midlands

Network Rail

The Network Rail site provides a list of all the maintenance across the various companies see Network Rail for details.

How can the website help you?

Train Departure Times and Destinations

TpExpress_To_Doncaster_300NTrain departure times for all three operators and the stations which each service stops at are shown on the Departures page.

Rail Franchises

Logosx3_300WThere are three franchises which provide train services which stop at D&T.  These are:-

  • Northern
  • TransPennine Express
  • East Midlands Trains

Northern provide the Sheffield to Manchester stopping service.  TransPennine Express provide a service from Manchester Airport to Cleethorpes.  The Liverpool Lime Street to Norwich service is provided by East Midland trains.
The Northern and Transpennine express franchises started in April 2016.  The East Midlands franchise is due for renewal in 2018.
For more information on the various franchises visit the rail franchise page.

Travel Information

Northern_Train_To_Sheffield (2)_300NInformation which users of the station may find useful is on the travel information page.   Information includes ways of getting to the station including bus and cycle facilities, ticket information, rail card and season ticket links, end to end journey planning sites e.g. walking then bus then train and bus to get you from home to your destination.  Links to Live Train Departure sites are also provided.

Dore and Totley Station History

DoreandTotleyStation_300NThere is a short history of the station covering when the station was opened, the various changes to the track formations around the station and the corresponding changes in platforms.  Also covered are the change in name, see the Station History page for more information.


FoDaTS Committee

The committee lists the current committee members and contact information.  It also explains the purpose of the committee.

Information Page

The FoDaTS and ACoRP’s newsletters are on the Newsletter page.
Also on the page are links to YouTube videos of the Sheffield to Manchester and Manchester to Sheffield train journey from the drivers cab.  These were training videos taken in 2003.

Dore and Totley Station Facilities

Station_Sign_300The station facilities page provides information on the facilities which are available at the station. This includes Park and Ride including accessible parking, cycle storage, ticket and information machines and Wifi.

Developments around the station

Park&Ride_300There are a number of developments which are in various stages of development which could affect the users of the station.  The developments include:-

  • HS2. One of the alternative routes into Sheffield is to use the Midland Mainline through D&T into Sheffield.  Map and outline plan included.
  • Rail Franchises.  Two of the franchises have recently been initiated and a third is due in the next couple of years.
  • Hope Valley Capacity Scheme
  • Northern Powerhouse initiatives
  • Midland Mainline electrification.  This is expected to be developed in the next 7 years
  • Sheffield Plan to 2034

More details can be found on the Developments page.

Rail Statistics

Passenger_Nos_300Statistics have been produced on the following areas which may of interest to users of Dore and Totley station:-

  • Passenger Numbers 1997-2016.  Year by year passenger numbers over the past 19 years
  • “Right Time” and Reliability figures for some of the weekday peak period services between Dore and Totley station and both Sheffield and Manchester Piccadilly.
  • Links to the National Rail Passenger Survey where you can see how each operator and route is rated
  • Department of Transport report on the passenger numbers and overcrowding on trains in London and the ten largest cities in England and Wales.

See the Stats page for further details

Dore and Totley Station Facilities

Station_Sign_300The station facilities page provides information on the facilities which are available at the station. This includes Park and Ride including accessible parking, cycle storage, ticket and information machines and Wifi.

Hope Valley Capacity Scheme

Dore_View4_Year_1_300NThe Hope Valley Capacity Scheme is a scheme for increasing the number, reliability and length of trains on the Hope Valley line, many of which call at D&T.  The HV Capacity page cover the proposed changes and the benefits which it will produce.  The page also links to the Public Inquiry site, held for the scheme, where all the submissions made by FoDaTS and others are available.

Visitor Information

The visitor information page provides information on facilities which visitors may like to visit near the station. This includes walks, sports facilities and industrial hamlet.