Sandbach railway station

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For the former North Staffordshire Railway station, see Wheelock & Sandbach railway station.
Sandbach National Rail
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View of Platforms 2 and 3 from the old bridge. A newly built bridge between platforms 1 and 2/3 has been built and the old bridge removed.
Location
Place Sandbach
Local authority Cheshire East
Grid reference SJ737615
Operations
Station code SDB
Managed by Northern
Number of platforms 3
DfT category E
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
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Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Increase 0.159 million
2012/13 Increase 0.167 million
2013/14 Increase 0.180 million
2014/15 Increase 0.206 million
2015/16 Increase 0.234 million
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Sandbach from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Sandbach railway station serves the town of Sandbach in Cheshire, England. The station is 4¾ miles (8 km) north east of Crewe on the Crewe to Manchester Line.

Although the station is called "Sandbach railway station", the actual location of the station is on the A533 road from Sandbach to Middlewich and Northwich in the local residential suburb of Elworth.

History[edit]

Sandbach was a double junction on the LNWR and later London Midland and Scottish Railway line from Crewe to Manchester. For many years, Sandbach was a junction for the single line branch to Middlewich and Northwich railway station, which carried a heavy freight traffic but which closed for passenger service in January 1960 (this remains open for freight, but only sees occasional use). Even earlier, the North Staffordshire Railway branch from Kidsgrove to Sandbach via Lawton Junction ceased passenger service in July 1930 and closed to freight traffic in 1964.

Services[edit]

On Monday to Saturday during the daytime there are two trains per hour to Crewe southbound and two per hour to Manchester Piccadilly northbound. One journey goes via Stockport (calls at all stations en-route) and the other via Manchester Airport (omits certain stations). There is an hourly service during the evening in each direction via Stockport.[1]

On Sundays there is a two-hourly service in each direction, northbound via Stockport.

Sandbach has three platforms :-

  • Platform 1 is the Main Platform for trains to Crewe
  • Platform 2 is the Main Platform for services to Manchester Piccadilly.
  • Platform 3 is a bidirectional platform, which used on weekday mornings.

Facilities[edit]

The station hass a ticket office on platform 1; this is manned part-time on Mondays to Saturdays only (Monday - Friday 06:30 - 13:00 Saturday 07:20 - 13:50).[2] Outside these times, tickets must be purchased prior to travel or on board the train. A waiting room on platforms 2 and 3 is open at the times the station is staffed, whilst there are shelters on both sides. Train running details are offered via timetable posters, digital CIS displays and by telephone. No step-free access is available, as the footbridge to platforms 2 and 3 does not have ramps and the Crewe platform has steps from the car park.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Table 84 National Rail timetable, December 2016
  2. ^ "Sandbach (SDB)". Retrieved 2013-08-04. 

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External links[edit]


Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Crewe   Northern
Crewe-Manchester Line
  Holmes Chapel
Historical railways
Cledford Bridge Halt   London and North Western Railway
Northwich to Sandbach Branch
  Terminus

Coordinates: 53°09′00″N 2°23′38″W / 53.150°N 2.394°W / 53.150; -2.394