Frodsham railway station

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Frodsham National Rail
Frodsham Railway Station.jpg
Location
Place Frodsham
Local authority Cheshire West and Chester
Grid reference SJ518779
Operations
Station code FRD
Managed by Arriva Trains Wales
Number of platforms 2
DfT category F1
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Increase 0.122 million
2012/13 Increase 0.135 million
2013/14 Increase 0.151 million
2014/15 Increase 0.167 million
2015/16 Increase 0.175 million
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Frodsham from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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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.[1]

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.[2]

The station in 1964

Services[edit]

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.[3]

Frodsham is also served by the infrequent (one train per day, now northbound only) Northern-operated service between Warrington B.Q and Ellesmere Port. This does not run on Sundays.

Trivia[edit]

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.[4] 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.

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Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Helsby   Arriva Trains Wales
Chester to Manchester Line
  Runcorn East
Helsby   Northern
Ellesmere Port to Warrington Line
Mondays-Saturdays only
  Runcorn East

Coordinates: 53°17′46″N 2°43′23″W / 53.296°N 2.723°W / 53.296; -2.723