Station code CEL
DfT category F2
Number of platforms 2
|Grid reference SJ814749|
Managed by Northern
|Address Chelford, Macclesfield SK11 9AX, United Kingdom|
Similar Ashley railway station, Mobberley railway station, Mouldsworth railway station, Adlington (Cheshire) railway st, Capenhurst railway station
Chelford railway station
Chelford railway station serves the village of Chelford in Cheshire, England. The station is 14¼ miles (23 km) north of Crewe on the Manchester-Crewe Line.
The station was rebuilt in 1960 by the architect William Robert Headley.
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, though a few services via Manchester Airport do call here (mainly at peak times). Services are operated by Northern.
The December 2008 timetable also saw the introduction of a regular 2-hourly Sunday service to Manchester Piccadilly and Crewe.