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
PlaceAlderley Edge
Local authorityCheshire East
Grid referenceSJ843785
Operations
Station codeALD
Managed byNorthern
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryE
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Increase 0.230 million
2014/15Increase 0.234 million
2015/16Increase 0.258 million
2016/17Increase 0.285 million
2017/18Increase 0.293 million
History
11 May 1842Station Opens as Alderley
April 1853Name changes to Alderley and Chorley
January 1876Name changes to Alderley Edge
National RailUK railway stations
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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.

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 Railways on nationalisation in 1948.

When sectorisation was introduced, the station was served by Regional Railways on behalf of the Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Executive until the privatisation of British Railways.

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.

Services[edit]

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

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.

The majority of Northern services are worked by Class 319 or Class 323 trains, though the through Wigan trains are diesel operated.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Table 84 National Rail timetable, May 2018

References[edit]

  • 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

Further reading[edit]

External links[edit]

Preceding station   National Rail National Rail   Following station
Northern
Crewe to Manchester line
Northern
Crewe to Liverpool via Manchester
TerminusNorthern
Alderley Edge to Wigan

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