Alderley Edge railway station
Southward view from the Crewe-bound platform.
|Local authority||Cheshire East|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections|
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|11 May 1842||Station Opens as Alderley|
|April 1853||Name changes to Alderley and Chorley|
|January 1876||Name changes to Alderley Edge|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Alderley Edge from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
Opened by the Manchester and Birmingham Railway, then absorbed by the London and North Western Railway, it became part of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway during the grouping of 1923. The line then passed on to the London Midland Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948.
The line was electrified in 1960 (as the first stage of the West Coast Main Line electrification project) - since then, the station has acted as a terminus for some local services from the Manchester direction. Both platforms are bi-directionally signalled to facilitate this and there are turnback sidings provided close to the station to allow empty stock to be stabled clear of the main line.
During off-peak periods on weekdays (and Saturday) before 7pm, there are:
- Two trains per hour to Crewe
- Two to Manchester Piccadilly via Stockport
- One to Liverpool Lime Street via Manchester Airport
One of the via Stockport trains (which starts here) now runs through to Bolton and Wigan North Western via Manchester Oxford Road, whilst the Airport service continues to Liverpool Lime Street via Newton-le-Willows. The new through services are introduced as part of a major timetable revamp in May 2018.
After 19:00, the service drops to half-hourly to Manchester and hourly to Crewe and Wigan.
On Sundays there is an hourly service each way to Crewe and Manchester via Stockport. Connections for the Airport can be made at Wilmslow.
Transport for Wales also operate on Sundays:
- Two services to Manchester Piccadilly, one of which using the little-used Manchester Airport bypass line (express from Wilmslow) and one calling at Wilmslow and Stockport.
- One service to Cardiff Central in the morning.
- Table 84 National Rail timetable, May 2018
- Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199.
- Jowett, Alan (March 1989). Jowett's Railway Atlas of Great Britain and Ireland: From Pre-Grouping to the Present Day (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-086-0. OCLC 22311137.
- Jowett, Alan (2000). Jowett's Nationalised Railway Atlas (1st ed.). Penryn, Cornwall: Atlantic Transport Publishers. ISBN 978-0-906899-99-1. OCLC 228266687.
- Station on navigable O.S. map
- Mitchell, Vic; Smith, Keith (2014). Crewe to Manchester. Middleton Press. figs. 32-37. ISBN 9781908174574. OCLC 892047119.
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- Train times and station information for Alderley Edge railway station from National Rail
- Crewe-Manchester Community Rail Partnership
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
Crewe to Manchester line
Crewe to Liverpool via Manchester
Alderley Edge to Wigan