Peak rescue - by train

Mountain rescuers in the Peak District could soon take the train to help them get to emergencies.

Edale Mountain Rescue Team is set to use a train based at Grindleford Station on the Hope Valley line.

Special permission has been sought from Network Rail for the train to stop at the nearest location to an incident.

Team leader Ian Bunting said it will be the first emergency service of its type in the country, ensuring members get to incidents quickly in the summer when roads are busy. There may be “slight inconvenience” to other rail users while the train is deployed, but it was hoped

they will see the valuable service to help those in need.