Frodsham railway station
|Local authority||Cheshire West and Chester|
|Managed by||Arriva Trains Wales|
|Number of platforms||2|
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Frodsham railway station serves the town of Frodsham, Cheshire, England. The station is managed by Arriva Trains Wales. The station building is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II listed building.
The station is unstaffed, however the North Cheshire Rail Users Group have "adopted" the station and work on a voluntary basis to keep the station looking clean and tidy.
The station is served by the hourly Arriva Trains Wales service to Manchester Piccadilly via Warrington Bank Quay. Certain trains are extended through to/from Manchester Airport. In the other direction services run to Chester, with most trains continuing along the North Wales Coast Line as far as Llandudno. On Sundays trains only run between Manchester and Chester.
North of Frodsham station, a connecting line to Runcorn (the Halton Curve) diverges. This line is currently served by just one "parliamentary" passenger train a week (which operates on summer Saturdays only) to fulfil legal and contractual obligations and keep the line "open" in accordance with Government legislation. The curve lost its regular service in May 1975, but continued to be used by seasonal passenger trains between Liverpool Lime Street and Llandudno until 1994 (hence the summer-only service requirement). The train starts from Chester and runs non-stop to Runcorn, passing through Frodsham without calling.
A regular Chester to Liverpool Lime Street service over the curve is due to be introduced in May 2018, which will call here. Northern's planned Leeds - Manchester Victoria Chester service is also likely to stop here when launched in December 2017.
The welcome sign on the station platform advertises the Sandstone Trail.
- Historic England. "Frodsham Railway Station with former stationmaster's house (1253195)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 19 July 2013.
- NCRUG - Station Projects
- Table 81 National Rail timetable, May 2016
- "Halton Curve upgrade through Runcorn could stop long-distance commuter traffic on M56 reaching 'unsustainable levels'" Clay, Olver; Liverpool Echo article 18 November 2015; Retrieved 29 April 2016
- Mitchell, Vic; Smith, Keith (2013). Chester to Warrington. West Sussex: Middleton Press. figs. 43-59. ISBN 9781908174406. OCLC 910526793.
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Chester to Manchester Line
Ellesmere Port to Warrington Line
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