The Anonymous Widower

Adding Glossop/Hadfield And Manchester Piccadilly To The Bee Network

This article on the Railway Gazette has a list of the lines, that will be transferred between Northern Rail and the Bee Network.

Included in the list is this line.

Glossop/Hadfield And Manchester Piccadilly

I think this route would be the following.

  • The Eastern termini would be Glossop and Hadfield.
  • The Western terminus would be Manchester Piccadilly.
  • Intermediate stations would be Dinting, Broadbottom, Hattersley, Godley, Newton for Hyde, Flowery Field, Guide Bridge and Ashburys.
  • The route is fully electrified with 25 KVAC overhead.
  • Most of the route has a range of operating speeds. up to 75 mph.
  • The distance is 14.8 miles
  • Trains take 41 minutes
  • Trains are often three-car Class 323 trains.

The route is the same as the current Northern Trains service.

This is my thought.


The Class 323 trains could be easily replaced with a 25 KVAC overhead version of Merseyrail’s Class 777 trains.

March 31, 2023 - Posted by | Transport/Travel | , , , , , ,


  1. […] Glossop – Hadfield – Manchester Piccadilly […]

    Pingback by Manchester Buzzing To Put Rail Into Its Bee Network « The Anonymous Widower | March 31, 2023 | Reply

  2. Derbyshire already has a arrangement with TfGM to operate in what is described as the “High Peak” area, so this one could run.

    Comment by R. Mark Clayton | April 1, 2023 | Reply

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