Kidsgrove station is in the Staffordshire County Council local authority area. Annual footfall is 158,478 (based on Office of Rail Regulation Station Usage 2011/12). As well as the hourly East Midlands Trains Crewe-Stoke-Derby service, the station is also served by Northern (direct service to Manchester Piccadilly and Stoke-on-Trent) and London Midland, who provide an hourly semi-fast service to Crewe, Stafford,Stoke-on-Trentand London Euston.
Kidsgrove station is situated just north of the Harecastle Tunnel on the Trent and Mersey Canal, and the canal and path are adjacent to the station. More information on the history can be found on www.canalrivertrust.org.uk
It is also near to Mow Cop Castle, a ruined folly affording far-reaching views over Staffordshire and Cheshire.
Little Moreton Hall, a Tudor manor house, dating back to 1504, is 3 miles from Kidsgrove station. Find out more at www.nationaltrust.org.uk
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