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Dating back to 1849, Altrincham station is on the Mid-Cheshire Line, with regular services to Manchester Piccadilly via Stockport and Chester. Despite many changes over the years, its Victorian clock tower still looms over Stamford New Road, offering a reminder of the station's long history. Today it's a busy interchange, with some of its former train platforms used as a terminus for the Altrincham line of Manchester's Metrolink tram service, and a bus station just outside. Altrincham itself is a market town that grew into an affluent suburb as the railway attracted Manchester's commuters to the area. Today the heart of the town is on the streets to the west of the station, including the pedestrianised George Street and the parallel Market Street. Look out for picturesque timber-framed buildings on Old Market Place, a short walk west of the station, and the elegant old Town Hall on Market Street.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:40 - 20:20
Saturday 07:10 - 20:20
Sunday 09:20 - 16:50
Ticket MachineUnavailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelPart time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionUnavailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Staff Help notes
assistance cannot be given at this station
Customer help pointsUnavailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Carpark operatorNorthern Rail
Car parking spaces45
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces8
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes

Separate level access from bus station to Platform 1(Metrolink trams) and from Oakfield Road car park entrance to Platform 4 (to Chester). To Platform 2 (Metrolink trams) and 3 (to Manchester) via gated crossing which requires staff assistance.

Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesUnavailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable
Accessible taxisunknown
Accessible taxis notes

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Altrincham's main entrance is opposite the bus station on Stamford New Road. The concourse has ticket counters and ticket machines, and leads directly onto platform 1 (Metrolink tram services). An additional side entrance leads directly to the platform. Platforms 2 to 4 can be reached via a footbridge, with barrow crossings for step-free access - note that these should only be used with assistance. Rail services depart from platform 3 (towards Manchester) and platform 4 (towards Chester).

Departures and arrivals from Altrincham

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Altrincham station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to ChesterNorthern06:40Scheduled
to Manchester PiccadillyNorthern06:56On time
to ChesterNorthern07:36Scheduled
to Manchester PiccadillyNorthern07:50Scheduled
to ChesterNorthern08:10Scheduled
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Manchester PiccadillyNorthern06:40Scheduled
from ChesterNorthern06:55On time
from Manchester PiccadillyNorthern07:36Scheduled
from ChesterNorthern07:49Scheduled
from Manchester PiccadillyNorthern08:09Scheduled
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