Gatley railway station

Gatley railway station is on the Styal Line in Greater Manchester, England. It serves the village of Gatley in the Metropolitan Borough of Stockport.

National Rail
Gatley Railway Station May 2019.jpg
Gatley station, 9 May 2019
General information
LocationGatley, Stockport
Grid referenceSJ847886
Managed byNorthern Trains
Transit authorityGreater Manchester
Other information
Station codeGTY
ClassificationDfT category E
Key dates
2016/17Increase 0.357 million
2017/18Decrease 0.346 million
2018/19Increase 0.350 million
2019/20Decrease 0.338 million
2020/21Decrease 66,656
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road
Gatley railway station, under construction in 1908

The station was opened by the London & North Western Railway in 1909; it was first known as Gatley for Cheadle, before being renamed Gatley on 6 May 1974.

The station is on the A560 Gatley Road and has a car park. The ticket office and waiting room, on the Manchester-bound platform, are only open in the morning.

Gatley station re-opened on 28 January 2007, after reconstruction of the platforms and work to replace the ramp access to them. 2010 saw the installation of electronic train service information screens on each platform. In 2018, Northern introduced ticket machines, which are on the northbound platform and at the bottom of the ramp for the southbound platform.



When the Styal line was electrified in 1960, there was half-hourly electric service (Monday - Saturday) between Manchester Oxford Road and Alderley Edge operated by AM4 (Class 304) EMUs. Services were extended to Altrincham, when the M&SJR was re-electrified at 25 kV AC in 1971, and operated in this way until the line between Altrincham and Cornbrook Junction was transferred to Manchester Metrolink in 1990.

When Manchester Airport railway station opened in 1993, the Monday to Saturday service pattern was 2 trains per hour to Manchester Piccadilly. 2 trains per hour operated in the opposite direction - one to Manchester Airport and the other continued onto Crewe until 17:00, then terminated at Wilmslow in the evening. Sunday services consisted of 1 train per hour to Manchester Airport, with one service every 2 hours continuing to Alderley Edge and 1 train an hour to Manchester Piccadilly.


The current Monday to Saturday service is a two trains per hour service to Manchester Airport and Manchester Piccadilly with one southbound train per hour continuing to Crewe via Wilmslow. Northbound services continue to Liverpool Lime Street or Redcar Central via Manchester Victoria. Due to the "skip stopping" of services along the Styal Line, services are no longer exactly half-hourly.

Services between Crewe and Liverpool Lime Street are the local stopping services calling at all stations on the Styal line. The Redcar Central to Manchester Airport services only call at Gatley on the Styal Line.

At peak times and late evenings, some additional services between Liverpool Lime Street/Blackpool North and Manchester Airport call.[1]

On Sundays, Gatley is served by one train per hour in each direction to Wilmslow via Manchester Airport, and Liverpool Lime Street via Manchester Piccadilly. In addition to this, services between Redcar Central - Manchester Airport services operate from late morning.

Preceding station     National Rail   Following station
TransPennine Express
Northern Trains
Crewe to Liverpool Lime Street via Chat Moss
(Styal Line local stopping service)
Northern Trains
Manchester to Preston line
(Limited service)


  1. ^ Table 85 National Rail timetable, Dec 2019

Further readingEdit

  • Mitchell, Vic; Smith, Keith (2014). Crewe to Manchester. Middleton Press. figs. 52-54. ISBN 9781908174574. OCLC 892047119.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 53°23′34″N 2°13′51″W / 53.392907°N 2.230836°W / 53.392907; -2.230836