Alderley Edge railway station
|Southward view from the Crewe-bound platform.|
|Local authority||Cheshire East|
|Managed by||Northern Rail|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|11 May 1842||Station Opens as Alderley|
|April 1853||Name changes to Alderley and Chorley|
|January 1876||Name changes to Alderley Edge|
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|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Alderley Edge from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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Alderley Edge railway station serves the large village of Alderley Edge in Cheshire, England. The station is 13¾ miles (22 km) south of Manchester Piccadilly on the Crewe to Manchester Line (via Stockport.).
Opened by the Manchester and Birmingham Railway, then absorbed by the London and North Western Railway, it 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 Railwayson nationalisation in 1948.
The line was electrified in 1960 (as the first stage of the WCML electrification project) - since then, the station has acted as a terminus for some local services from the Manchester direction. Both platforms are bi-directionally signalled to facilitate this and there are turnback sidings provided close to the station to allow empty stock to be stabled clear of the main line.
During off-peak periods on weekdays (and Saturday) before 7pm there are:
- Two trains per hour to Crewe (xx:24 and xx:34)
- Two to Manchester Piccadilly via Stockport (xx:13 and xx:49)
- One to Manchester Piccadilly via Manchester Airport (xx:53)
Some services are extended to Manchester Oxford Road or on home matchdays to Manchester United Football Ground.
On Sundays there is:
- A two hourly service to Crewe (xx:31-37 odd hours)
- An hourly service to Manchester Piccadilly via Stockport (xx:19)
- A two hourly service to Manchester Piccadilly via Manchester Airport. (xx:50 even Hours)
A majority of services are worked by class 323 trains.
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- 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.
- Jowett, Alan (2000). Jowett's Nationalised Railway Atlas (1st ed.). Penryn, Cornwall: Atlantic Transport Publishers. ISBN 0-9068-9999-0. OCLC 228266687.
- Station on navigable O.S. map
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- Train times and station information for Alderley Edge railway station from National Rail
- Crewe-Manchester Community Rail Partnership
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