Handforth railway station

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Handforth National Rail
Southbound platform, Handforth railway station (geograph 4524430).jpg
Along the southbound platform in 2015
Location
Place Handforth
Local authority Cheshire East
Grid reference SJ858833
Operations
Station code HTH
Managed by Northern
Number of platforms 2
DfT category E
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Increase 0.237 million
2012/13 Increase 0.241 million
2013/14 Increase 0.270 million
2014/15 Increase 0.273 million
2015/16 Decrease 0.268 million
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Handforth from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Handforth railway station is in the village of Handforth in Cheshire, England. Opened in 1842, it is on the Crewe to Manchester Line.

History[edit]

The station opened on 10 May 1842. The northbound ("down") platform was approximately 82 yards (75 m) north of its current location. Since opening, the station has served commuters to Manchester. Since electrification of the line in 1960, trains through the station have been mainly electric multiple units (EMU).

Services[edit]

From Monday to Saturday in the day, Handforth is served by two EMU services per hour in each direction, one between Alderley Edge and Manchester Piccadilly and the other between Crewe and Manchester (with peak period extras). This becomes an hourly service in the evening from Crewe to Manchester.[1]

On Sundays there is an hourly service to both Manchester and Alderley Edge, with every second service to the latter continuing to Crewe.

Friends of Handforth Station[edit]

Various nameboards on the southbound platform

The Friends of Handforth Station, formed in 1996, are an active station adoption group who have carried out a number of projects at the station, including a station garden, sculptures, poetry and signs from railway operators in other countries.

The group works towards securing easier platform access for disabled passengers and those with prams, bikes etc.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Table 84 National Rail timetable, May 2016

Further reading[edit]

External links[edit]


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Coordinates: 53°20′46″N 2°12′47″W / 53.346°N 2.213°W / 53.346; -2.213