Chelford railway station

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Chelford National Rail
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Chelford railway station
Location
PlaceChelford
Local authorityCheshire East
Grid referenceSJ814749
Operations
Station codeCEL
Managed byNorthern
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryF2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Decrease 32,368
2014/15Increase 33,420
2015/16Increase 36,740
2016/17Increase 37,996
2017/18Decrease 35,760
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Chelford from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Chelford railway station serves the village of Chelford in Cheshire, England. The station is 14 14 miles (22.9 km) north of Crewe on the Crewe to Manchester Line.

History[edit]

The station was rebuilt in 1960 by the architect William Robert Headley.[1]

1894 rail crash[edit]

On 22 December 1894 a strong wind blew a high-sided freight wagon into violent contact with other wagons, causing one to overturn and block the main line. An express train between London and Manchester collided with the wagon. 14 people were killed, and 48 injured.[2]

Services[edit]

Following the timetable changes in December 2008 there exists an hourly service southbound to Crewe and northbound to Manchester Piccadilly via Stockport.[3] Services to Manchester via Manchester Airport run 'semi-fast' and skip the station, though a few services via Manchester Airport do call here (mainly at peak times). Services are operated by Northern.

The December 2008 timetable also saw the introduction of a regular 2-hourly Sunday service to Manchester Piccadilly and Crewe.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pevsner, Nikolaus; Hubbard, Edward (1971). The Buildings of England: Cheshire. Yale University Press. p. 130. ISBN 9780300095883.
  2. ^ Marindin, Major F.A. (18 January 1895). BOT Accident Report Chelford 1894 (pdf). London: Board of Trade. Retrieved 7 November 2017.
  3. ^ Table 84 National Rail timetable, December 2016

Further reading[edit]

External links[edit]

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Crewe-Manchester Line

Coordinates: 53°16′16″N 2°16′48″W / 53.271°N 2.280°W / 53.271; -2.280