Navigation Road station

Navigation Road station
Navigation Road National Rail
Navigation Road
Navigation Road station showing the newly rebuilt Metrolink platform (right) compared with the ill-maintained National Rail platform (left).
Place Altrincham
Local authority Trafford
Station code NVR
Managed by Northern Rail
Number of platforms 2 (1 National Rail, 1 Manchester Metrolink)
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage
2004/05 * 30,473
2005/06 * 38,818
2006/07 * 42,891
2007/08 * 62,720
2008/09 * 68,704
2009/10 * 82,612
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* Annual passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Navigation Road from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Please note: methodology may vary year on year.
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Navigation Road station serves the eastern side of Altrincham, Broadheath and Timperley areas of Altrincham in Greater Manchester, England. The station also serves as a Manchester Metrolink station. Trains run down only one of the two tracks and trams down the other.

There is a level crossing at the Altrincham end of the station.



An M5000 arrives at Navigation Road with a Piccadilly service.

The station originally opened on 20 July 1931 on the Manchester, South Junction and Altrincham Railway (MSJAR) following the electrification of that line, and was referred to as Navigation Road (Altrincham) on early tickets, timetables, etc. British Rail electric trains between Manchester and Altrincham ceased serving the station on 24 December 1991. The former Altrincham-bound (down) platform has since been used for Mid-Cheshire Line trains and the former Manchester-bound (up) platform reopened as a Metrolink stop on 15 June 1992.



Navigation Road is served by an hourly train service between Manchester Piccadilly and Chester via Stockport and Northwich, which is run by Northern Rail.[1] The Sunday service originally ran only between Chester and Altrincham thus not serving Navigation Road, with passengers connecting onto the Metrolink at Altrincham to go to stations to Manchester, however a full Sunday service to Manchester is now in place.


Rail and Metrolink services

Manchester metrolink logo.PNG Navigation Road
Manchester Metrolink
Place Altrincham
Local authority Trafford
Platforms 1
Fare zone information
Metrolink Zone G
Conversion to Metrolink operation 1992
Tramway template.pngUK Trams portal

Navigation Road is located on the Altrincham Line with trams towards Altrincham stopping every 6 minutes during the day, Mondays to Saturdays, every 12 minutes Monday to Saturday evenings and Sunday daytime and every 15 minutes Sunday evenings. Trams also head towards Manchester and Bury, with the Monday to Saturday daytime service running every 12 minutes each to Manchester Piccadilly or Bury, while evening and Sundays journeys run to Manchester Piccadilly.[2]

Service Pattern

  • 10 tph to Altrincham
  • 5tph to Piccadilly
  • 5tph to Bury

Connecting bus routes

Navigation Road station is served by service 20, which runs to Altrincham and to Timperley Grange. The Monday-Saturday daytime service is run by Manchester Community Transport and continues to Wythenshawe Hospital. Evening and Sunday journeys are provided by Arriva North West.[3]


External links

Preceding station   Manchester Metrolink Manchester Metrolink   Following station
Altrincham - Bury Line
towards Bury
Altrincham - Piccadilly Line
towards Piccadilly
National Rail National Rail
Altrincham   Northern Rail
Mid-Cheshire Line

Coordinates: 53°23′43″N 2°20′36″W / 53.39528°N 2.34333°W / 53.39528; -2.34333

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