Sandbach railway station

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Sandbach National Rail
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View of Platforms 2 and 3 from the old bridge. A newly built bridge between platforms 1 and 2/3 has been built and the old bridge removed.
Location
Place Sandbach
Local authority Cheshire East
Grid reference SJ737615
Operations
Station code SDB
Managed by Northern Rail
Number of platforms 3
DfT category E
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2002/03 0.106 million
2004/05 Steady 0.106 million
2005/06 Decrease 98,217
2006/07 Decrease 86,255
2007/08 Increase 0.136 million
2008/09 Increase 0.144 million
2009/10 Decrease 0.130 million
2010/11 Increase 0.147 million
2011/12 Increase 0.159 million
2012/13 Increase 0.167 million
2013/14 Increase 0.180 million
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Sandbach from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Sandbach railway station serves the town of Sandbach in Cheshire, England. The station is 4¾ miles (8 km) north east of Crewe on the Crewe to Manchester Line.

Although the station is called "Sandbach railway station", the actual location of the station is on the A533 road from Sandbach to Middlewich and Northwich in the local residential suburb of Elworth.

Sandbach was a double junction on the LNWR and later London Midland and Scottish Railway line from Crewe to Manchester. For many years, Sandbach was a junction for the single line branch to Middlewich and Northwich railway station, which carried a heavy freight traffic but which closed for passenger service in January 1960 (this remains open for freight, but only sees occasional use). Even earlier, the North Staffordshire Railway branch from Kidsgrove to Sandbach ceased passenger service in the 1930s and closed for freight traffic in the 1960s.

Services

On Monday to Saturday during the daytime there are two trains per hour to Crewe southbound and two per hour to Manchester Piccadilly northbound. One journey goes via Stockport and the other via Manchester Airport. There is an hourly service during the evening in each direction via Stockport.

On Sundays there is a two-hourly service in each direction.

Sandbach has three platforms :-

Platform 1 is the Main Platform for trains to Crewe
Platform 2 is the Main Platform for services to Manchester Piccadilly.
Platform 3 is a Bidirection Platform, which is sometimes used during engineering work or to allow stopping services to be looped, so that faster services can overtake. The 0735 to Manchester Oxford Road uses this platform.

The station does not have a waiting room, toilets or ATM facilities.[1]

References

  1. "Sandbach (SDB)". Retrieved 2013-08-04.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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