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The Caldervale Line is a railway route in Northern England between the cities of Leeds and Manchester as well as the seaside resort of Blackpool. It is the slower of the two main rail routes between Leeds and Manchester, and the northernmost of the three main trans-Pennine routes.

The "Caldervale Line" name was given to the route by the West Yorkshire Metro transport authority, as it is primarily within the West Yorkshire area. It also extends into Greater Manchester and Lancashire. Passenger train services are operated by Northern Rail and run on the following pattern:.

For the section between Halifax and Burnley the line uses the valley of the River Calder , thus giving the services their name; it also follows the Rochdale Canal from Todmorden into Manchester.

Since the route crosses the Pennines , there are many tunnels to negotiate en route. The route description follows. For the initial section of the route, see Leeds and Bradford Lines. Many stations on this route have been closed. Stations currently open are in bold. Original places served, and notes on the route:. On 24 October as the 6. It came to a stop in the tunnel and was run into from behind by the 9.

No one was killed but there was extensive damage to rolling stock. This route was re-opened to passengers in when Brighouse station was re-opened, and a short length of line relaid to enable trains to reach Huddersfield.

Many stations on this route have been closed or are not served by the Caldervale Line trains : original stations served:. On 28 February a Wakefield to Rose Grove goods train broke into two due to a broken coupling, resulting in the rear half eventually crashing at high speed into the front half in Millwood Tunnel. No one was killed but wreckage filled the tunnel right up to the roof.

Summit Tunnel was the scene of a major fire in , caused when a freight train hauling petrol tankers derailed. The Rose Grove - Todmorden local service over this route ended in , the only passenger services being a daily Leeds - Blackpool train. In mid the last tanker train travelled over the line, with the expectation of closure shortly after. The Society arranged for a Preston - Bradford Interchange train to be run to move staff from their home base to Bradford offices.

In October British Rail developed this into five trains each way between Leeds and Preston with one extended to Blackpool. Many stations on this route have been closed or are not served by the Caldervale Line trains : original stations served and other notes on the route:. This line is described in more detail in East Lancashire Line.

This route is described in more detail in Blackpool Branch Lines. Improvements to the line are proposed as part of Network Rail's Northern Hub plans, which would allow for more frequent services on the line.

Low Moor station, between Bradford Interchange and Halifax, is due to be re-opened in A business case is being developed to re-open Elland station between Halifax and Brighouse. During the works, buses will replace train services. Following the completion of the works, the permanent speed restriction of 20mph will be removed and trains will be allowed to pass through at 45mph. Originally Hall Royd Junction was triangular, and the lifted curve allowed services from Burnley to reach Manchester via Todmorden; this is currently not possible directly.

Re-instating the curve is now a priority for Lancashire County Council and was ranked as the most important project in their Rail Improvement Schemes draft report. An alternative route was instead put forward, and it was stated that if funds could be obtained by early to carry forward the project, the curve could be back in use by the end of On 31 October , the deputy Prime Minister announced that the scheme would be given the go ahead.

Construction work began in Summer , with the curve planned to be available for the May timetable change. Template:Commons category. Sign In Don't have an account? Start a Wiki. Contents [ show ]. Board of Trade Network Rail. Retrieved on 10 April Categories :. Cancel Save. Caldervale Line.

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Calder Valley line

The Caldervale Line is a railway route in Northern England between the cities of Leeds and Manchester as well as the seaside resort of Blackpool. It is the slower of the two main rail routes between Leeds and Manchester, and the northernmost of the three main trans-Pennine routes. The "Caldervale Line" name was given to the route by the West Yorkshire Metro transport authority, as it is primarily within the West Yorkshire area. It also extends into Greater Manchester and Lancashire. Passenger train services are operated by Northern Rail and run on the following pattern:. For the section between Halifax and Burnley the line uses the valley of the River Calder , thus giving the services their name; it also follows the Rochdale Canal from Todmorden into Manchester.

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Caldervale Line

The Calder Valley line also previously known as the Caldervale line is a railway route in Northern England between the cities of Leeds and Manchester as well as the seaside resort of Blackpool. It is the slower of the two main rail routes between Leeds and Manchester the other being the Huddersfield line , and the northernmost of the three main trans-Pennine routes. Passenger train services are operated by Northern and run on the following pattern:. This line, along with the Huddersfield line and York and Selby lines, was in the past combined in national timetables to show a coast-to-coast service but since May has been split again into separate routes for operational reasons and to improve service reliability.

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