Britain >Greater Manchester >Marple Strines Romiley


Collected date 12/09/16

Marple station sign

Marple station has been open since 1865, but its current form dates from the 1970s and the accessible footbridge is more recent than that. It's on the Hope Valley Line just to the east of Marple itself.

A path leads alongside the station car park from Station Road towards the station front:

Marple approach

The front of the station, with a staffed ticket office:

Marple front

The rear of the station building seen from the steps up to the footbridge:

Marple ticket office

Inside the foyer of the station building is this old style Marple totem, marking the station's status as Cheshire Best Kept Station Most Improved Station 2015:

Marple old totem

The ticket office leads to platform 2:

Marple platform 2

As well as a ticket machine and bench, the platform 2 wall of the ticket office bears this plaque marking Agatha Christie's naming of Miss Marple:

Dama Agatha Christie DBE 1890-1976
  MISS MARPLE Character name inspired by Marple.  Unveiled by Mathew
  Prichard, grandson of Agatha Christie

Next to the station building on platform 2 steps lead up to this modern footbridge which spans the tracks:

Marple footbridge

The lift tower on platform 1:

Marple footbridge end

Looking north from the footbridge:

Marple looking north from footbridge

At the end of platform 2, looking north at a length of discarded platform and a bridge over the line:

Marple looking north

Looking back south along the platforms from the same point:

Marple platforms looking south

The southern end of platform 1:

Marple platform 1 end

Looking south from the footbridge:

Marple looking south from footbridge

At the southern end of platform 2, looking north at both platforms:

Marple platforms looking north

In the trees behind the platform 1 building are these brick piers:

Marple piers

Looking south along the line:

Marple looking south