- Chelford railway station
Chelford Chelford railway station Location Place Chelford Local authority Cheshire East Operations Station code CEL Managed by Northern Rail Number of platforms 2 Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage 2004/05 * 21,847 2005/06 * 19,952 2006/07 * 16,750 2007/08 * 28,019 2008/09 * 28,824 2009/10 * 28,776 National Rail - UK railway stations A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z * Annual passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Chelford from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Please note: methodology may vary year on year.
1894 rail crash
On 22 December 1894 a strong wind blew a high-sided freight wagon into violent contact with other wagons, causing one to overturn and block the main line. An express train between London and Manchester collided with the wagon. 14 people were killed, and 48 injured.
Following the timetable changes in December 2008 there exists an hourly service southbound to Crewe and northbound to Manchester Piccadilly via Stockport. Services to Manchester via Manchester Airport run 'semi-fast' and skip the station, with the exception of the 08.50 Chelford to Manchester service. Services are operated by Northern Rail.
Since the timetable change, peak time services have seen a marked reduction in frequency. The 08.19 service to Manchester Piccadilly no longer calls at Chelford, instead being retimed to depart from Crewe at 07.55 rather than 08,00 and then it runs 'semi-fast', skipping Goostrey and Chelford and calling at Alderley Edge at 08.15. Thus morning commuters face a choice of the 07.51 to Manchester Oxford Road, arriving into Piccadilly at 08.27, or the 09.09, arriving into Piccadilly at 09.44. Evening peak services are also reduced with the additional peak 15.33 and 17.33 departures from Manchester Piccadilly being slightly retimed and no longer calling at Chelford or Goostrey.
The December 2008 timetable also saw the introduction of a regular 2-hourly Sunday service to Manchester Piccadilly and Crewe.
- Article includes information on the rail accident, including a photograph
- Train times and station information for Chelford railway station from National Rail
- Crewe-Manchester Community Rail Partnership
Preceding station National Rail Following station Northern Rail Railway stations in Cheshire West Coast Main Line Crewe to Manchester Line Styal Line Crewe to Derby Line Stoke to Manchester Line Buxton Line Mid-Cheshire Line Manchester to Liverpool Line Ellesmere Port to Warrington Line Wirral Line Welsh Marches Line Borderlands Line Shrewsbury to Chester LineChester • Lache (proposed)
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