Cheadle railway station (London and North Western Railway)

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Cheadle railway station (London and North Western Railway) is located in Stockport railways
Cheadle railway station (London and North Western Railway)
Location (red dot) within Stockport's historical rail network

Cheadle LNW railway station was a railway station that served Cheadle, Cheshire, England, between 1866 and its closure in 1917.

Construction, location and facilities[edit]

Cheadle LNW railway station circa 1905, viewed looking south down Manchester Road from Cheadle High Street. The roof of the main station building is seen above a cottage and an LNWR local train stands in the platform. An LNWR sign is affixed to the left hand side of the bridge, promoting services from the station.

The London and North Western Railway completed its line from Stockport Edgeley to Northenden in 1866. The station was opened on 1 August 1866[1] and was located 100 yards (90 m) north of Cheadle High street at the point where the line (still in use) crossed Manchester Road on an over-bridge. The station was located on the western side of the road and was reached by steps leading up to it.[2] Two platforms were provided. The northern platform handled trains from Warrington to Stockport and the southern side was for trains heading west to Warrington and Liverpool.

Train services and closure[edit]

On the opening of the line and the station in 1866, the LNWR immediately commenced operating a passenger train service from Manchester London Road via Stockport Edgeley to Cheadle and onwards to Northenden to Broadheath, Warrington Arpley and on to Liverpool Lime Street.

In December 1895, 20 trains per weekday operated from Manchester via Stockport. Seven of these continued on to Broadheath near Altrincham, and two of these continued to Liverpool.[3]

The service was discontinued on 1 January 1917 and the station was closed that day.[1]

LNWR (and from 1923, London Midland and Scottish Railway) goods trains continued to use the line through the station's site from 1917 until 1948. From that date, the trains were operated by British Railways London Midland Region until 21 August 1967, though it was renamed Cheadle South from 1 July 1950.[4]

Railway diagram showing Cheadle LNW station and the line to Stockport[edit]

1903 Railway Clearing House diagram of railways through Cheadle showing the L&NWR station and Cheadle CLC to its north.


  1. ^ a b Butt 1995, p. 58
  2. ^ Fox 1986, p. 50
  3. ^ Bradshaw, 1895, p. 345
  4. ^ Railway Magazine June 1982 p. 293
  • Bradshaw (2011), Bradshaw's December 1895 Railway Guide (reprint ed.), Middleton Press, ISBN 978-1-908174-11-6
  • Butt, R.V.J. (1995), The Directory of Railway Stations, Patrick Stephens Ltd, ISBN 1-85260-508-1
  • Fox, Gregory K. (1986), The Railways around Stockport, Foxline Publishing, ISBN 1-870119-00-2

Coordinates: 53°23′43″N 2°12′59″W / 53.39526°N 2.21645°W / 53.39526; -2.21645