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Arriva northern - Network Rail

Heaton Chapel Railway Station serves the Heaton Chapel and Heaton Moor districts of Stockport, in Greater Manchester.

This is the third busiest station on the Northern Rail network. The station phone number is 0161 228 8309.

The annual rail passenger usage in 2013/14 was 705,726; (this is the number of passengers purchasing tickets; passengers with free travel passes are not counted, soit is likely that a million passengers per annum use this station).

The station is 4½ miles [7km] south of Manchester Piccadilly towards Stockport.

Since Spring  2014, the Station Supervisor is Steve Sharp; the Station Manager is Theo McLauchlan, who is based at Guide Bridge. 

The station was renamed from Heaton Chapel & Heaton Moor to Heaton Chapel on 6 May 1974.

Arriva northern is a German train operating company, Deutsche Bahn. Northern (legally known as Arriva Rail North Limited)[1] is the primary train operator in Northern England. A subsidiary of Arriva UK Trains, it began operating the Northern franchise on 1 April 2016. It operates the most stations of any train operating company in the United Kingdom.

Northern will take delivery of 98 Class 195 and Class 331 trains built in Spain by CAF between 2018 and 2020. They will be a mix of two and three car diesel multiple units and three and four car electric multiple units all based on the Civity UK platform. The new units will primarily be deployed on Northern Connect regional express services.


Nearly half of the cost of your train ticket goes to Network Rail, a publically owned company, which, surprisingly,  is allowed to charge us all whatever they want.

Guardian 2012

Sir David Higgins, the chief executive of the state-backed company, was one of six Network Rail bosses who were due to discuss a possible "incentive scheme" at an annual general meeting. Higgins was expected to collect a £340,000 bonus in addition to his £560,000 basic salary. [The Prime Ministers salary is £142,000; Higgins pays himself almost four times more salary than the PM!]