* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Bredbury from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
The station was modernised in 1976 the buildings on the New Mills side being replaced. The platforms were raised with the result that the old waiting room on the Manchester side is three steps down. The original stationmaster's house survives as does the 1916 footbridge.
Monday to Saturday daytimes two trains per hour head northbound to Manchester Piccadilly and two southbound towards Marple and New Mills Central with two-hourly (hourly on Saturday) extensions to Sheffield.
Evenings there is an hourly service in each direction. Sundays there is a two-hourly service in each direction with southbound services extending to Sheffield.