* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Brinnington from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
Monday to Friday daytimes there are two trains per hour to Manchester Piccadilly and two per hour towards Marple & New Mills Central. One train every second hour continues through to Sheffield. On Saturdays, the basic frequency remains the same but eastbound servides run alternately to Sheffield and Rose Hill Marple. During the evenings, the frequency drops to one train per hour each way and on Sundays trains run every two hours each way (most through to Sheffield eastbound).