24th March 2007

Northern Rail passengers on the Crewe – Manchester line will benefit from the return of a full timetable from Monday 26 March.   
The reintroduction of the full timetable sees off-peak services increase to two per hour departing Crewe at XX.00 and XX.38 and three per hour departing Manchester Piccadilly at XX.03, XX.33 and XX.51 (terminates at Alderley Edge).  A new off peak hourly service will depart Alderley Edge for Manchester at XX.53.
Additional services will operate during peak hours including the introduction of a new morning service from Crewe to Manchester Airport (departing Crewe at 07.43).  Services departing Crewe at XX.00 and Manchester Piccadilly at XX.33 also serve the airport.
For detailed timetable information, customers are advised to visit or contact National Rail Enquiry Service on 08457 484950 or Northern's customer helpline on 0333 222 0125.  Timetables are also available from staffed stations along the route.
The Crewe – Manchester line reopened in June 2006 following an 18-month closure to upgrade the signalling and renew track and lineside equipment. A reduced timetable was put in place to allow the new signalling system to be brought up to full capacity.