Handforth railway station
Along the southbound platform in 2015
|Local authority||Cheshire East|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections|
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* 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.|
|UK Railways portal|
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).
From Monday to Saturday in the day, Handforth is served by one EMU and one DMU service per hour in each direction, one between Alderley Edge and Manchester Piccadilly (which continues to Bolton and Wigan North Western and is diesel worked) and the other between Crewe and Manchester (with peak period extras). This becomes an hourly service in the evening from Crewe to Manchester.
On Sundays there is an hourly service to both Manchester and to Crewe.
Friends of Handforth Station
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.
- Table 84 National Rail timetable, May 2018
- Mitchell, Vic; Smith, Keith (2014). Crewe to Manchester. Middleton Press. figs. 61-63. ISBN 9781908174574. OCLC 892047119.
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- Train times and station information for Handforth railway station from National Rail
- 21 November 2007 Wilmslow Express article on Friends of Handforth Station
- Crewe-Manchester Community Rail Partnership
- Friends of Handforth Station
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