Acton Bridge railway station
|Local authority||Cheshire West and Chester|
|Managed by||London Midland|
|Number of platforms||3|
|Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|4 July 1837||Station opens as Acton|
|1 July 1870||Station renamed Acton Bridge|
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|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Acton Bridge from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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The station, and all the trains that stop here, are operated by London Midland on their service between Liverpool, Crewe and Birmingham. However, relatively few services call at this station. There are ten daily trains in each direction Mondays to Fridays, several of these during the morning and evening peaks. Seven trains each way call on Saturdays. 
Acton Bridge still does not have any trains on a Sunday which call, but many trains pass through on the West Coast Main Line towards both Liverpool and Preston. A near normal service operates on most bank holidays however.
The next station along the line towards Preston is Warrington Bank Quay, but there are no direct services between the two, however passengers wishing to travel northwards towards Warrington Bank Quay, Wigan North Western or Preston may double back southwards via Crewe or alternately travel westwards via Runcorn's mainline station, and then travel either by foot or bus over to Runcorn's East station, and then take the train to Warrington Bank Quay, and then also change at Warrington Bank Quay for train services towards Wigan North Western and Preston, or passengers can also travel to Warrington Central via a change at Liverpool South Parkway, for services northwards towards Wigan North Western and Preston passengers can also travel via a change at Liverpool Lime Street.
2,709 passengers are recorded as using the station in 2004-5.
The station gardens are maintained by volunteers from Acton Bridge Women's Institute, and won a Commendation in the 2003 JPD 'Best Kept Station' competition.
The station opened as Acton by the Grand Junction Railway but was renamed Acton Bridge in 1870. After merging into the London and North Western Railway, the company became part of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway during the Grouping of 1923. The line then passed on to the London Midland Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948.
- Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-8526-0508-1. OCLC 60251199.
- Jowett, Alan (2000). Jowett's Nationalised Railway Atlas (1st ed.). Penryn, Cornwall: Atlantic Transport Publishers. ISBN 0-9068-9999-0. OCLC 228266687.
- Jowett, Alan (March 1989). Jowett's Railway Atlas of Great Britain and Ireland: From Pre-Grouping to the Present Day (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-8526-0086-1. OCLC 22311137.
- Station on navigable O.S. map
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|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
West Coast Main Line