Sandbach railway station

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For the former North Staffordshire Railway station, see Wheelock & Sandbach railway station.
Sandbach National Rail
Sandbach
View of Sandbach station from the bridge overpass for trains heading to Manchester. Furthest line for trains to Crewe.
Location
Place Sandbach
Local authority Cheshire East
Grid reference SJ737615
Operations
Station code SDB
Managed by Northern Rail
Number of platforms 3
Live arrivals/departures and station information
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Annual rail passenger usage*
2002/03 106,496
2004/05 Decrease 106,051
2005/06 Decrease 98,217
2006/07 Decrease 86,255
2007/08 Increase 136,022
2008/09 Increase 144,072
2009/10 Decrease 130,418
2010/11 Increase 147,252
2011/12 Increase 159,008
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Sandbach from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Sandbach railway station serves the town of Sandbach in Cheshire, England. The station is 4¾ miles (8 km) north east of Crewe on the Crewe to Manchester Line.

Although the station is called "Sandbach railway station", the actual location of the station is on the A533 road from Sandbach to Middlewich and Northwich in the local residential suburb of Elworth.

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.

Services[edit]

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. [1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sandbach (SDB)". Retrieved 2013-08-04. 

External links[edit]

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Coordinates: 53°09′00″N 2°23′38″W / 53.150°N 2.394°W / 53.150; -2.394