Styal railway station

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Styal National Rail
Styal
Location
Place Styal
Local authority Cheshire East
Grid reference SJ840835
Operations
Station code SYA
Managed by Northern Rail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05   3,719
2005/06 Decrease 2,390
2006/07 Increase 3,690
2007/08 Decrease 781
2008/09 Increase 1,228
2009/10 Increase 2,206
2010/11 Increase 2,440
2011/12 Increase 2,790
History
1909 Opened
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Styal from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Styal railway station is near Manchester Airport in Cheshire, England.

History[edit]

The station was opened in 1909 with the construction of the line from Wilmslow to Manchester London Road (now Piccadilly).

It won numerous best-kept station garden awards in the 1940s and 1950s under stationmasters Mott, Hilton and Jackson. The garden is long abandoned but there were plans to uncover and restore some of it in spring 2011.

A petition was created to seek a resumption of a morning commuter service to Manchester and daytime services to serve HMP Styal and National Trust Styal and local residents.

The station is on Station Road 110 m from the edge of the National Trust Quarry Bank Mill/Styal Estate and 600 m from Styal Women's Prison and Young Offenders Institute.

Services[edit]

Styal enjoyed a half-hourly service in each direction until the mid-1990s. The construction of the airport rail link in 1993 saw services reduced towards the October 2011 current level of three trains daily in each direction Monday-Saturday: southbound services increased to five daily from 11 December 2011. On Sundays there are trains every two hours in each direction.

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Coordinates: 53°20′53″N 2°14′24″W / 53.348°N 2.240°W / 53.348; -2.240