Alderley Edge railway station

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Alderley Edge National Rail
Alderley Edge Station 02.JPG
Southward view from the Crewe-bound platform.
Location
Place Alderley Edge
Local authority Cheshire East
Grid reference SJ843785
Operations
Station code ALD
Managed by Northern
Number of platforms 2
DfT category E
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Increase 0.219 million
2012/13 Increase 0.220 million
2013/14 Increase 0.230 million
2014/15 Increase 0.234 million
2015/16 Increase 0.258 million
History
11 May 1842 Station Opens as Alderley
April 1853 Name changes to Alderley and Chorley
January 1876 Name changes to Alderley Edge
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* 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.
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Alderley Edge railway station serves the large village of Alderley Edge in Cheshire, England. The station is 13¾ miles (22 km) south of Manchester Piccadilly on the Crewe to Manchester Line.

History[edit]

Alderley Edge in 1951, with an LMS Hughes Crab passing through
Alderley Edge station, October 1962, with two AM4 EMUs

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 Railwayson nationalisation in 1948.

When Sectorisation was introduced, the station was served by Regional Railways on behalf of the GMPTE until the Privatisation of British Railways.

The line was electrified in 1960 (as the first stage of the WCML 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.

Services[edit]

During off-peak periods on weekdays (and Saturday) before 7pm, there are:[1]

After 7pm, the service drops to hourly each way. A number of services are extended to/from Manchester Oxford Road or on home match days to/from Manchester United Football Ground.

On Sundays there is:

  • A two hourly service to Crewe
  • An hourly service to Manchester Piccadilly via Stockport
  • A two hourly service to Manchester Piccadilly via Manchester Airport.

Arriva Trains 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.

The majority of Northern services are worked by class 323 trains.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ GB eNRT, 2016 Edition Table 84 Network Rail)

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Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Chelford   Northern
Crewe–Manchester Line
  Wilmslow
Holmes Chapel   Northern
Crewe–Manchester Line
  Wilmslow
Terminus   Northern
Crewe–Manchester Line
  Wilmslow

Coordinates: 53°18′14″N 2°14′13″W / 53.304°N 2.237°W / 53.304; -2.237