Hale railway station
Hale railway station in 2010
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|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Hale from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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Hale railway station serves the area of Hale in the south of Altrincham, Greater Manchester, England. It is located on Ashley Road. It is on the route from Chester to Manchester Piccadilly, the Mid-Cheshire Line, (8miles) south west of Manchester Piccadilly.
The station was opened as Peel Causeway by the Cheshire Midland Railway (CMR) on 12 May 1862 when the railway opened from Altrincham to Knutsford. The CMR was amalgamated into the Cheshire Lines Committee (CLC) on 15 August 1867. The station became Peel Causeway for Hale on 1 January 1899, and on 1 January 1902 it was renamed Hale. The station was served by passenger trains from Manchester Central to Northwich and Chester Northgate. The CLC remained as an independent entity until the creation of British Railways (BR) on 1 January 1948, when BR took over operation of the station and the line.
Monday to Saturday there is generally an hourly service from Hale via Stockport to Manchester Piccadilly eastbound (although some morning peak trains terminate at Stockport), and to Chester westbound.
Sundays see a two-hourly service to Chester and Southport via Manchester Piccadilly and Bolton. This is a significant improvement on the former Sunday provision of five trains each way between Chester and Altrincham only.
- Table 88 National Rail timetable, May 2016
Griffiths, R.Prys (1978). The Cheshire Lines Railway. The Oakwood Press.
- Mitchell, Vic; Smith, Keith (2013). Chester Northgate to Manchester. Middleton Press. figs. 69-73. ISBN 9781908174512. OCLC 892704846.
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- Train times and station information for Hale railway station from National Rail
- Mid-Cheshire Community Rail Partnership
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