Alderley Edge railway station


Alderley Edge railway station

Infobox UK station
name = Alderley Edge
other_name=
code = ALD


caption = Southward view from the Crewe-bound platform.
manager = Northern Rail
locale = Alderley Edge
borough = Macclesfield
usage0405 = 0.108
usage0506 = 0.108
usage0607 = 0.091
platforms = 2
years = 11 May 1842
events = Station Opens as Alderley
years1 = April 1853
events1 = Name changes to Alderley and Chorley
years2 = January 1876
events2 = Name changes to Alderley Edge

Alderley Edge railway station serves the town of Alderley Edge in Cheshire, England. The station is 22 km (13¾ miles) south of Manchester Piccadilly on the Crewe to Manchester Line (via "Stockport.").

History

Opened by the Manchester and Birmingham Railway, then absorbed by the London and North Western Railway, it became part of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway during the Grouping of 1923. The line then passed on to the London Midland Region of British Railwayson nationalisation in 1948.

When Sectorisation was introduced, the station was served by Regional Railways on behalf of the GMPTE until the Privatisation of British Railways.

ervices

During off-peak periods on weekdays (and weekends) there are:

* Two trains per hour to Crewe
* Two to Manchester Piccadilly via Stockport
* One to Manchester Piccadilly via Manchester Airport

The majority of trains used are electric class 323 trains. On Sundays the Manchester via Stockport trains extend to Southport. There is a two hourly service to Crewe southbound and to Manchester Piccadilly via Manchester Airport northbound.

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References

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External links

* [http://www.crewe2manchesterrail.org.uk Crewe-Manchester Community Rail Partnership]


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