Trains to Wilmslow

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Wilmslow is a town 11-mile (18 km) south of Manchester. After Central London it is one of the most sought-after places to live in the UK. The town is one of the three most affluent towns and villages in Cheshire together with Wilmslow, Mottram St. Andrew and Alderley Edge they form the Cheshire Golden Triangle, an area characterised by expensive houses, beautiful countryside, notable celebrities, famous footballers and entrepreneurs. Book train tickets to Wilmslow to view celebrities’ villas and explore the surrounding countryside.

Wilmslow train station was built in 1842 and it is now the main junction on the Crewe to Manchester Line. The train station operates Aviva Trains, Northern Rail and Virgin services to Cardiff, Manchester Piccadilly and London Euston. Passengers travelling to Wilmslow station can walk to the centre where they will a small and picturesque town.

Wilmslow train station is equipped with four platforms. Stairs give passengers access to platform 1, while all other platforms can be reached via a subway. Platform 1 serves trains directed to Manchester Piccadilly travelling via Manchester Airport. Platform 3 serves trains to Manchester Piccadilly travelling via Stockport. While trains to London are operated from platform 4. Travellers can benefit from a ticket office opened five days a week except for Thursdays and Sundays. A Self-service vending ticket machine is available for passengers to purchase train tickets at times when the ticket office is closed and to collect pre-booked tickets. There are no ATMs available at this train station. There is a small newsagent located on the station concourse. Ramps for train access and staff are available at Wilmslow train station to provide support to passengers with accessibility requirements travelling to and from this station. There are also help point buttons available to travellers. Passengers can find waiting rooms, toilet facilities and benches conveniently located on the platforms. CCTV and Wi-Fi services operate at this train station. Parking and bicycle facilities can be found outside the train station.

Weekday train services departing from Wilmslow include five northbound trains per hour directed to Manchester Piccadilly provided by Northern, Arriva Trains Wales and Virgin Trains. One Northern service operates via the Manchester Airport and Heald Green, whilst all the remaining trains operate via Stockport.  Northern offers train services to Liverpool Lime street via Earlestown or to Bolton and Wigan North Western railway station.

There are four southbound trains running on weekdays directed to Crewe. Two of which are operated by Northern and terminate at Crewe. One is a fast-hourly service operated by Arriva Trains Wales that calls at Shrewsbury, Cardiff central and Swansea. The latter is an hourly train to London Euston operated by Virgin Trains express service. One local train operated hourly by Norther terminates at Alderley Edge. CrossCountry operated one daily train in each direction between Bournemouth and Manchester Piccadilly that calls at Wilmslow. On Sundays, there are hourly main line services to South Wales and London. Local trains run less frequently.  Visitors travelling to Wilmslow should visit Quarry Bank Mill, a heritage site dating back to the early industrial revolution where Europe’s most powerful water wheel can be found. Nature and hiking lovers should head to Alderley edge woodland to enjoy a peaceful walk around a dramatic sandstone escarpment in rolling Cheshire farmland surrounded by Scots pines and beech woodlands. Book group train tickets to Wilmslow and visit Alderley edge woodland to benefit from spectacular views, intriguing legends and its charming ancient mining history. This park is suitable for families, that are also advised to visit the Avro Heritage aviation Museum and the Energi trampoline park to entertain their kids.