Hale railway station

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Hale National Rail
Hale
Hale railway station in 2010
Location
Place Hale
Local authority Trafford
Grid reference SJ769869
Operations
Station code HAL
Managed by Northern Rail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures and station information
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Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05   64,310
2005/06 Increase 74,872
2006/07 Increase 79,408
2007/08 Increase 108,638
2008/09 Increase 130,638
2009/10 Increase 144,776
2010/11 Decrease 144,754
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Hale from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Hale railway station serves the area of Hale in the south of Altrincham, Greater Manchester, England. It is located on Ashley Road. It is on the route from Chester to Manchester Piccadilly, the Mid-Cheshire Line, (8miles) south west of Manchester Piccadilly.

History[edit]

The station was opened as Peel Causeway by the Cheshire Midland Railway (CMR) on 12 May 1862 when the railway opened from Altrincham to Knutsford. The CMR was amalgamated into the Cheshire Lines Committee (CLC) on 15 August 1867. The station became Peel Causeway for Hale on 1 January 1899, and on 1 January 1902 it was renamed Hale. The station was served by passenger trains from Manchester Central to Northwich and Chester Northgate. The CLC remained as an independent entity until the creation of British Railways (BR) on 1 January 1948, when BR took over operation of the station and the line.

Hale railway station in 1988 looking north from the level crossing with the signal box near left.

Services[edit]

Monday to Saturday there is generally an hourly service from Hale via Stockport to Manchester Piccadilly eastbound (although some morning peak trains terminate at Stockport), and to Chester westbound.

Sundays see a two-hourly service to Chester and Southport via Manchester Piccadilly and Bolton. This is a significant improvement on the former Sunday provision of five trains each way between Chester and Altrincham only.

References[edit]

Griffiths, R.Prys (1978). The Cheshire Lines Railway. The Oakwood Press. 

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Ashley   Northern Rail
(Mid-Cheshire Line)
  Altrincham

Coordinates: 53°22′44″N 2°20′51″W / 53.37889°N 2.34750°W / 53.37889; -2.34750