The station, which is a mile from Weaverham, was opened in 1837 as Acton by the Grand Junction Railway before being renamed Acton Bridge in 1870. It was subsequently owned by LNWR 1846, LMSR 1923, BR 1948 and finally Network Rail.
It is currently managed by London Midland.
It is on the West Coast main line but most trains pass through without stopping. There are only 10 stopping trains Liverpool to Birmingham Monday to Friday and 12 in the opposite direction. On Saturdays the figures are 7 and 10 with no stopping trains on a Sunday.
The station is unstaffed. A Permit to Travel Machine is available in the Booking Hall. Help Points were introduced in 2011.
Acton Bridge is close to the River Weaver and the emerging Weaver Way, a new network of paths which stretch from Audlem to Frodsham. It is path that will take you to tranquil countryside, abundant wildlife, unique culture, rich heritage and vibrant events.
The Weaver Way crosses the river at Dutton Lock and passes under the impressive railway viaduct. The fine stone 20 arch structure was designed by George Stephenson.
In nearby Dutton, Bluebell Cottage Gardens extend to 1.5 acres, wrapped around the cottage and extending up to the Trent & Mersey canal towpath. There are seven distinct areas, each interconnected with gravel or grass paths. The gardens are open to the public from the end of March to the end of September, Wednesday to Sunday.
Acton Bridge Station has won an award in the Cheshire Best Kept Station Competition.