Alderley Edge railway station

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Alderley Edge National Rail
Alderley Edge
Southward view from the Crewe-bound platform.
Location
Place Alderley Edge
Local authority Cheshire East
Grid reference SJ843785
Operations
Station code ALD
Managed by Northern Rail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05   0.108 million
2005/06 Steady 0.108 million
2006/07 Decrease 0.091 million
2007/08 Increase 0.155 million
2008/09 Increase 0.173 million
2009/10 Increase 0.179 million
2010/11 Increase 0.202 million
2011/12 Increase 0.219 million
2012/13 Increase 0.220 million
History
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.).

History[edit]

Alderley Edge in 1951.

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.

When Sectorisation was introduced, the station was served by Regional Railways on behalf of the GMPTE until the Privatisation of British Railways.

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.

Services[edit]

During off-peak periods on weekdays (and Saturday) before 7pm there are:

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.

References[edit]

External links[edit]

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Coordinates: 53°18′14″N 2°14′13″W / 53.304°N 2.237°W / 53.304; -2.237