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Hale is a pretty village in Altrincham, Greater Manchester, and trains come to a right in the heart of it. The station is situated on the Mid-Cheshire Line, just eight miles south west of Manchester Piccadilly, and was opened in 1862. The building is Grade II-listed, with decorative awnings, an old-fashioned signal box and a level crossing - it's like stepping back into the golden age of rail. The village itself is just as attractive, and the station's central location allows visitors to explore easily. It's only a short walk to the bustling retail hub of Ashley Road, where you'll find a wide range of shops, bars and restaurants. Dunham Massey, a grand 18th century hall, is just a short bus ride away - set amongst 250 acres of woodland, it's well worth the trip. Other highlights in the surrounding area include the Silver Blades ice rink and the Concorde Experience at Manchester Airport's Runway Visitor Park.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays07:10 - 13:40
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
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
Customer help pointsUnavailable
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces8
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVUnavailable
Cycle storage notes<p>8 hoops</p>
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes

The whole station is fully accessible  as there are level entrances / exits to both platforms

(the photo on Stations Made Easy is out of date and the entrance exit has been tarmacked so it is a slight slope)

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

Hale station can be accessed on either side, but the main entrance is on Brown Street. The large concourse has a ticket counter on the right, and leads on to platform 1 (towards Manchester Piccadilly). Platform 2 (towards Chester) is accessed via a footbridge or a separate entrance off Victoria Road. Both platforms have bike racks, and there are car parks on either side of the station.

Departures and arrivals from Hale (Manchester)

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Hale (Manchester) station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to ChesterNorthern21:142On time
to Manchester PiccadillyNorthern21:571On time
to ChesterNorthern07:392Scheduled
to Manchester PiccadillyNorthern07:471Scheduled
to ChesterNorthern08:242Scheduled
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Manchester PiccadillyNorthern21:142On time
from ChesterNorthern21:571On time
from Manchester PiccadillyNorthern07:392Scheduled
from ChesterNorthern07:471Scheduled
from StockportNorthern08:232Scheduled
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