Styal railway station

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Styal National Rail
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Location
Place Styal
Local authority Cheshire East
Grid reference SJ840835
Operations
Station code SYA
Managed by Northern
Number of platforms 2
DfT category F1
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2012/13 Increase 3,660
2013/14 Increase 4,226
2014/15 Increase 5,668
2015/16 Decrease 4,856
2016/17 Decrease 4,772
History
1909 Opened
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Styal from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Styal railway station is near Manchester Airport in Cheshire, England.

History[edit]

The station was opened in 1909 with the construction of the line from Wilmslow to Manchester London Road (now Piccadilly).

It won numerous best-kept station garden awards in the 1940s and 1950s under stationmasters Mott, Hilton and Jackson. The garden is long abandoned but there were plans to uncover and restore some of it in spring 2011.

A petition was created to seek a resumption of a morning commuter service to Manchester and daytime services to serve HMP Styal and National Trust Styal and local residents.

The station is on Station Road 110 m from the edge of the National Trust Quarry Bank Mill/Styal Estate and 600 m from Styal Women's Prison and Young Offenders Institute.

Services[edit]

Styal enjoyed a half-hourly service in each direction until the mid-1990s. The construction of the airport rail link in 1993 saw services reduced with only 8 trains per day in each direction on Monday to Saturday. On Sundays there was a two hourly service in each direction.

Since May 2018, a major timetable revamp has seen the station gain an hourly service 7 days a week in both directions.[1] Northbound trains run to Piccadilly and then via Manchester Oxford Road and Earlestown to Liverpool Lime Street, whilst southbound they either terminate at Wilmslow (evenings and Sundays) or continue to Crewe.

Further reading[edit]

  • Mitchell, Vic; Smith, Keith (2014). Crewe to Manchester. Middleton Press. figs. 43-44. ISBN 9781908174574. OCLC 892047119.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Table 84 National Rail timetable, May 2018

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Wilmslow   Northern
Manchester Piccadilly - Crewe
  Manchester Airport
    Heald Green

Coordinates: 53°20′53″N 2°14′24″W / 53.348°N 2.240°W / 53.348; -2.240