A few FofHCS members visited Glossop on the 20th December 2012 on a cold wet day. The FOGS have done a fantastic job here, it is a real credit to them all and it's no wonder that they have won so many awards.
Glossop railway station serves the town of Glossop in Derbyshire, and is the third busiest railway station in the county of Derbyshire after Derby and Chesterfield, with an estimated 740,000 people using the station in 2010/11. It has one platform and is a grade II listed building.
The station is 14 miles east of Manchester Piccadilly station. Together with nearby Derbyshire stations at Hadfield and Dinting, Glossop is considered to be part of the Greater Manchester rail network as it lies only a short distance over the county boundary and the line goes no further into Derbyshire.
There is generally a half-hourly daytime service from Glossop to Manchester Piccadilly and Hadfield. This is increased to every 20 minutes in the morning and evening rush-hour periods.
All passenger services are operated by Northern Rail, who use Class 323 EMUs on the route from Manchester Piccadilly to Glossop and Hadfield [330,000 passenger usage 2010-2011].