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Help Us Secure Improved Rail Services

Why Do We Need More Rail Services?


Styal saw its rail service decrease from a half-hourly frequency in the mid-1990's to a skeletal 1-2 trains each way in 2007.


Traffic in Styal, on the B5166 Styal Road/Hollin Lane, gets busier but public transport is limited to an hourly bus to/from Manchester Airport/Wilmslow (No.200).
The railway station has a major tourist attraction (Styal Country Park/Quarry Bank Mill) on its doorstep plus one of the UK's largest female prisons. It also has a number of residents commuting to Manchester for work.


Since 2009 Northern Rail has increased stopping services to  3 trains northbound and 5 trains southbound ( Monday-Saturday)  and 2-hourly Sunday services.
However your voice will help to see services develop further  on Monday-Saturday. We'd like to see 6-7 trains per day in each direction which would provide a viable, flexible service. 
How can we get services increased?


Sign the Petition

Pledge you support for the station via "Petition"  page or the "Contact Form" page on the website.


Become a Station "Friend"


Would you like to become a "Friend" of the station?  It will be free and can involve as much or little involvement as you like.  Handforth has a very successful "Friends" group that we can learn from.  Get in touch via the "Contact Form" on the main menu if interested or call 07779 483713.


Contact Northern Rail:


Let the rail operator know that you think.
Email: customer.services@northernrail.org
Please copy in the Community Rail Partnership via:
stephen.forde@stockport.gov.uk