Styal railway station
|Local authority||Cheshire East|
|Number of platforms||2|
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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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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.
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. 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.
- Mitchell, Vic; Smith, Keith (2014). Crewe to Manchester. Middleton Press. figs. 43-44. ISBN 9781908174574. OCLC 892047119.
- Table 84 National Rail timetable, May 2018
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- Train times and station information for Styal railway station from National Rail
- Friends of Styal Station website Giving news and history : access to petition
- Crewe-Manchester Community Rail Partnership
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
Manchester Piccadilly - Crewe