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Alderley Edge
National Rail
Alderley Edge Station 02.JPG
Southward view from the Crewe-bound platform.
General information
LocationAlderley Edge, Cheshire East
Grid referenceSJ843785
Managed byNorthern Trains
Other information
Station codeALD
ClassificationDfT category E
Key dates
11 May 1842Opened as Alderley
April 1853Renamed to Alderley & Chorley
January 1876Renamed to Alderley Edge
2016/17Increase 0.285 million
2017/18Increase 0.293 million
2018/19Increase 0.297 million
2019/20Decrease 0.288 million
2020/21Decrease 72,348
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road

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


Alderley Edge station, October 1962, with two AM4 EMUs
Alderley Edge station, October 1962, with two AM4 EMUs

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 Railways on nationalisation in 1948.

When sectorisation was introduced, the station was served by Regional Railways on behalf of the Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Executive until the privatisation of British Railways.

The line was electrified in 1960 (as the first stage of the West Coast Main Line electrification project) - since then, the station has acted as a terminus for some local services from the Manchester direction. Both platforms are bi-directionally signalled to facilitate this and there are turnback sidings provided close to the station to allow empty stock to be stabled clear of the main line.

Station layout

Alderley Edge station has two platforms, both of which have a small station building with a wooden canopy. The building on platform 1 houses a waiting area and ticket office, but on platform 2 the building is not open to the public. The two platforms are connected by a footbridge and an adjacent road bridge at the southern end of the station.[1] There are two ticket machines on the western side of the station, accessible from platform 1.[2]

Vehicle access is available to the western side of the station but only for drop-off purposes; for longer stays a car park is provided to the east.[3]



The basic weekday service pattern is:[4]

Transport for Wales

Transport for Wales operate a few services, on Sundays only:


  1. ^ "National Rail Enquiries -". Retrieved 23 April 2021.
  2. ^ "A better way to go | Northern". Retrieved 23 April 2021.
  3. ^ "National Rail Enquiries -". Retrieved 23 April 2021.
  4. ^ Table 84 National Rail timetable, May 2021


Further reading

Preceding station  
National Rail
National Rail
  Following station
Northern Trains
Crewe to Manchester line
Northern Trains
Crewe to Liverpool via Manchester
TerminusNorthern Trains
Alderley Edge to Wigan
Transport for Wales
Manchester to South Wales

Coordinates: 53°18′14″N 2°14′13″W / 53.304°N 2.237°W / 53.304; -2.237