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Although Marple station has been open for 150 years, the current station dates to renovations that took place in the 1970s, and very little remains from the Victorian era. The influence of the old station lives on, however, through a brilliant piece of literary trivia: the story goes that a delay at the station inspired Agatha Christie to name her female sleuth Miss Marple. A collection of book covers from the detective series are on display at the station. Trains from Marple include services to Sheffield, Manchester Piccadilly and New Mills Central. The station is north of the town centre, and it is a thirteen-minute walk through Memorial Park to the pedestrianised shopping precinct along Market Street. There are also regular buses from the station to Stockport Road in the town centre. The Friends of Rose Hill association has produced a leaflet of walks in the area that is available from Marple station, or can be downloaded through their website.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:15 - 20:40
Saturday 07:10 - 21:30
Sunday Closed
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelPart time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer help pointsUnavailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Carpark operatorNorthern Rail
Cycle storageUnavailable
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes

Level access from the car park into the ticket hall and onto Sheffield platform or, when the ticket hall is closed, through a 3ft wide gate to the left of the ticket hall onto the platform. For Manchester platform turn right from ticket hall entrance onto Sheffield platform and walk 33 paces to the footbridge, up 20 steps and across the footbridge (15 paces) and down 20 steps onto the platform.

Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesUnavailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable
From the station car park you can enter via the ticket office, or directly onto platform 2 (to Sheffield and New Mills Central) via a ramp. The toilets and bike racks are also on this platform. Trains to Manchester Piccadilly depart from platform 1, which is reached via a footbridge and has an waiting room. There’s currently no step-free access to platform 1. For buses into town, use the stop across the road from the car park.

Departures and arrivals from Marple

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Marple station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Manchester PiccadillyNorthern06:121Scheduled
to New Mills CentralNorthern06:352Scheduled
to Manchester PiccadillyNorthern06:371Scheduled
to SheffieldNorthern07:002Scheduled
to Manchester PiccadillyNorthern07:021Scheduled
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from New Mills CentralNorthern06:121Scheduled
from Manchester PiccadillyNorthern06:352Scheduled
from New Mills CentralNorthern06:361Scheduled
from Manchester PiccadillyNorthern07:002Scheduled
from ChinleyNorthern07:021Scheduled
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