We Need You!
Help Us Secure Improved 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: