Sandbach railway station
|View of Sandbach station from the bridge overpass for trains heading to Manchester. Furthest line for trains to Crewe.|
|Local authority||Cheshire East|
|Managed by||Northern Rail|
|Number of platforms||3|
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Sandbach was a double junction on the LNWR and later London Midland and Scottish Railway line from Crewe to Manchester. For many years, Sandbach was a junction for the single line branch to Middlewich and Northwich railway station, which carried a heavy freight traffic but which closed for passenger service in January 1960 (this remains open for freight, but only sees occasional use). Even earlier, the North Staffordshire Railway branch from Kidsgrove to Sandbach ceased passenger service in the 1930s and closed for freight traffic in the 1960s.
On Monday to Saturday during the daytime there are two trains per hour to Crewe southbound and two per hour to Manchester Piccadilly northbound. One journey goes via Stockport and the other via Manchester Airport. There is an hourly service during the evening in each direction via Stockport.
On Sundays there is a two-hourly service in each direction.
Sandbach has three platforms :-
Platform 1 is the Main Platform for trains to Crewe
Platform 2 is the Main Platform for services to Manchester Piccadilly.
Platform 3 is a Bidirection Platform, which is sometimes used to terminate late running services from Manchester Piccadilly or to allow stopping services to be looped, so that faster services can overtake. The 0735 to Manchester Oxford Road is scheduled to use this platform.
The station does not have a waiting room, toilets or ATM facilities. 
- "Sandbach (SDB)". Retrieved 2013-08-04.
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