Alsager railway station

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Alsager National Rail
London Midland Class 350, 350368, Alsager railway station (geograph 4524923).jpg
Location
PlaceAlsager
Local authorityCheshire East
Coordinates53°05′34″N 2°17′53″W / 53.0928°N 2.2981°W / 53.0928; -2.2981Coordinates: 53°05′34″N 2°17′53″W / 53.0928°N 2.2981°W / 53.0928; -2.2981
Grid referenceSJ800551
Operations
Station codeASG
Managed byEast Midlands Railway
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryF1
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Increase 98,046
2014/15Decrease 96,292
2015/16Increase 101,794
2016/17Increase 111,016
2017/18Increase 112,590
History
9 October 1848Opened[1]
April 1889Renamed Alsager Rode Heath[1]
2 April 1923Renamed Alsager[1]
National RailUK railway stations
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Alsager from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Alsager railway station serves the town of Alsager in Cheshire, England. It stands next to a level crossing and is approximately 600 yards from the town centre. The station is 6 12 miles (10.5 km) east of Crewe on the Crewe to Derby Line which is also a Community rail line known as the North Staffordshire line. The station is owned by Network Rail and managed by East Midlands Railway.

The station is unstaffed. The full range of tickets for travel are purchased from the guard on the train at no extra cost.

History[edit]

It was opened by the North Staffordshire Railway company on 9 October 1848 then 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 in the 1980s, the station was served by Regional Railways until the Privatisation of British Railways.

The line through Alsager was electrified in 2003 so that it could be used as a diversionary route between Kidsgrove and Crewe during the West Coast Main Line improvement work.

Services[edit]

As of August 2019, Alsager is served by trains operated by London Northwestern Railway and East Midlands Railway and is served by two trains per hour in each direction.

The current off-peak service on Monday-Saturday from the station consists of:

On Sundays there is at least an hourly Crewe - London Euston service for most of the day serving the station and after 14:00 there is an hourly service between Crewe and Derby.

Preceding station   National Rail National Rail   Following station
East Midlands Railway
London Northwestern Railway

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ a b c Quick 2009, p. 58.
  2. ^ Table 50 National Rail timetable, May 2018
  3. ^ Table 67 National Rail timetable, May 2018
Sources
  • Quick, Michael (2009) [2001]. Railway passenger stations in Great Britain: a chronology (4th ed.). Oxford: Railway and Canal Historical Society. ISBN 978-0-901461-57-5. OCLC 612226077.
  • Jowett, Alan (2000). Jowett's Nationalised Railway Atlas (1st ed.). Penryn, Cornwall: Atlantic Transport Publishers. ISBN 978-0-906899-99-1. OCLC 228266687.
  • 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.
  • Station on navigable O.S. map

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