Mid Cheshire Rail Users Association

Your voice for the Manchester to Chester, Crewe to Liverpool and potentially Northwich to Crewe via Middlewich railway lines

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Take the Train from Cuddington Railway Station 

 

Travelling from Cuddington Station, on the Mid Cheshire Line that connects Chester with Manchester via Altrincham and Stockport, is an easy option for visiting family and friends, shopping or taking a day out either on the Mid Cheshire Line or further afield by making just one change at either Chester, Stockport or Manchester.

You may even consider taking the train for a day out to one of the Welsh narrow gauge railways, the Settle and Carlisle Railway, the East Lancs Railway or the Lake District.

Find below useful information that will help you plan your journey and links to train times and fares from Cuddington and the most up-to-date version of the Take the Train from Cuddington leaflet. 

The main Take the Train pages of this website give more information and tips about:

    -  Ticket Essentials; 
    -  Tickets to Manchester
    -  Ranger and Rover tickets
    -  Season and Educational Season tickets
    -  Travelling on the Line
    -  Day Trips
    -  Useful Websites and Helplines 

 

WHERE TO BUY YOUR CUDDINGTON TICKET?    

Cuddington has no ticket office or ticket machine.

From Cuddington you buy your single or return ticket from the conductor on the train with cash or card. 

Season tickets and some other types of ticket can only be bought at a booking office, online or by phone. 

The nearest ticket office on the Mid Cheshire Line is Northwich. 

You can also buy all types of ticket, except Educational Season Tickets, at Chester and Hartford ticket offices. 

See the main Take the Train pages of this website for more details about buying tickets.

 

WHICH TICKET FROM CUDDINGTON TO STATIONS ON THE MID CHESHIRE LINE?     

Single Journey
The only ticket available is an Anytime Day Single, valid for one day

Returning the same day
Buy an Anytime Day Return, an Off-Peak Day Return (if your journey starts after 09:00) or a DUO (for two people travelling together and starting after 09:00).

Going to Greater Manchester, beyond Manchester city centre, for the day
Consider a return to Northwich combined with a Wayfarer. 

Wayfarer is a day ticket available from the conductor valid on trains and Metrolink from 09:30, and on buses all day.

Wayfarer covers all routes in Greater Manchester and adjoining parts of Cheshire (including the Mid Cheshire Line from Northwich to Manchester), Derbyshire, Lancashire, Staffordshire and the Peak District.   

See Tickets to Manchester - the Alternatives for full details of Wayfarer fares. 

Going to Manchester for longer than a day and returning within a month
Buy an Anytime Return from Mouldsworth to Manchester (there isn‘t one from Cuddington). 

At £15.50 it is cheaper than two singles from Cuddington. 

The outward half of the ticket is valid for 5 days and you can break your outward and return journey. 

Season tickets
These are available to any station for a week or for any period from a month to a year.

You can only buy them initially from a ticket office and you will need a passport photo for a free photocard.

Fares to Manchester Piccadilly:
£61.60 (week), £236.60 (month).

Conductors can renew weekly seasons if you have a photocard. 

Educational Season Tickets are available from Northwich ticket office and other ticket offices on the Mid Cheshire Line (but not Chester, Hartford, Stockport or Manchester Piccadilly).

 

RAIL LINK BUSES 

Chester Rail Link Bus

The Rail Link bus from Chester station to the city centre costs £1 – it’s free with an English bus pass.   

Or you can walk – it’s 1,100 yards to Eastgate Clock. 

Metroshuttle buses in Stockport and Manchester city centres are free.  

 

CONTACTS 

Cheshire Traveline

0300 123 7724
(0700—2000 daily)

Northern Customer Relations:

0800 200 6060 (24h)

National Rail Enquiries:

03457 48 49 50 (24hr)

Mid Cheshire Line:

Sally Buttifant, Community Rail Officer
01244 976788 or 0773 652 3863
or  railofficer@midcheshirerail.org.uk

 

CHANGES
Timetables change each year in October and December and may also change in May. 

Fares change each year in January and may also change in May and September. 

This information is correct at time of publication – June 2017. 

Please check this website for updates.

 

Click below for more information when travelling from Cuddington Railway Station: 

* To print booklet style - Size; Actual Size; Both sides; Flip on short edge; Landscape.

 

This information is about the Mid Cheshire Line and its services (which run from Chester to Manchester via Altrincham and Stockport). 
It has been prepared by members of MCRUA (Mid Cheshire Rail Users Association) for the Community Rail Partnership.
There is much more information about Northern’s services on their website www.northernrailway.co.uk
Timetables for the Line are available at station dispensers, ticket offices and for download from Northern. 
The Mid Cheshire Line leaflet gives details about places to visit along the Line and is available at ticket offices and to download.