Acton Bridge railway station

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Acton Bridge National Rail
Acton Bridge
Location
Place Acton Bridge
Local authority Cheshire West and Chester
Coordinates 53°15′59″N 2°36′10″W / 53.2664°N 2.6029°W / 53.2664; -2.6029Coordinates: 53°15′59″N 2°36′10″W / 53.2664°N 2.6029°W / 53.2664; -2.6029
Grid reference SJ598745
Operations
Station code ACB
Managed by London Midland
Number of platforms 3
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
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Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05   2,709
2005/06 Increase 4,162
2006/07 Increase 8,913
2007/08 Increase 11,373
2008/09 Increase 14,480
2009/10 Decrease 13,658
2010/11 Increase 17,242
2011/12 Increase 20,044
2012/13 Decrease 15,732
History
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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Acton Bridge railway station is near the village of Acton Bridge, Cheshire, in the northwest of England.

The station, and all the trains that stop here, are operated by London Midland on their service between Liverpool - Crewe, Stafford and Birmingham. However, the majority of trains pass through the station without stopping. [1]

Acton Bridge still does not have any trains on a Sunday which call, but trains still pass through non-stop on the West Coast Main Line towards both Liverpool and Preston. A near normal service operates on most bank holidays however.

Services to London and Scotland do not stop at Acton Bridge but passengers for London can change at Crewe or Runcorn and passengers for Scotland can also change at 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 get the to train Warrington Bank Quay or passengers can also travel to Warrington Central via a change at Liverpool South Parkway or passengers can also travel via a change at Liverpool Lime Street.

2,709 passengers are recorded as using the station in 2004-5.[2]

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.

History[edit]

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.

When sectorisation was introduced, the station was served by Regional Railways until the privatisation of British Railways. Trains of the Intercity Sector passed on the West Coast Main Line.

When British Rail was privatised Acton Bridge was served by Central Trains until 2007 and then served by London Midland.

Services[edit]

Acton Bridge is served by London Midland trains running between Birmingham New Street and Liverpool Lime Street, although the service is infrequent.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Hartford   London Midland
West Coast Main Line
  Runcorn

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