Cheadle Hulme is a suburb of Greater Manchester, and its station is on the West Coast Main Line. The station has undergone several major redevelopments in its 178-year history, including a complete rebuild in 1845, just eight years after it opened. As with many stations, it is credited with transforming the area from a small hamlet to a vibrant city suburb with almost 30,000 residents who have been drawn by Cheadle Hulme's wide-open spaces, including the vast expanse of Bruntwood Park and two golf clubs, Bramall Park and Cheadle Golf Club. For those in search of a more urban vibe, the main commercial hub, just north of the station on Warren Road has an array of pubs, bars and restaurants.
The station runs regular passenger services to Manchester Piccadilly from platform 1, and Crewe and Alderley Edge from platform 2, with additional services heading for and Stoke-on-Trent from platform 4.