Davenport (Stockport) railway station

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Davenport National Rail
Davenport
Location
Place Davenport
Local authority Stockport
Grid reference SJ899882
Operations
Station code DVN
Managed by Northern Rail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
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Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05  116,551
2005/06 Increase 145,847
2006/07 Increase 155,084
2007/08 Increase 183,465
2008/09 Increase 208,580
2009/10 Decrease 202,128
2010/11 Increase 210,880
2011/12 Increase 216,366
2012/13 Increase 242,676
2013/14 Increase 286,326
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PTE Greater Manchester
History
Key dates Opened 1 March 1858 (1 March 1858)
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Davenport from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Davenport railway station serves the Davenport suburb of Stockport.

The station is 7 miles (11 km) south east of Manchester Piccadilly on the Buxton Line.

It was opened by the Stockport, Disley and Whaley Bridge Railway on 1 March 1858, as a result of a complaint from Colonel William Davenport, a local landowner, that the company had not honoured its initial promise to provide a station at Bramall Lane (at that time just outside the boundary of Stockport Borough). A small passenger station was opened and named Davenport. Trade was slight and it closed in September 1859, to be reopened on 1 January 1862

The station in the 1870s

Service[edit]

Monday to Saturday there is generally a half-hourly service from Davenport to Manchester Piccadilly northbound at xx:08 and xx:37 (the xx:37 continues to Preston). Southbound there are services to Hazel Grove at xx:09 and xx:39, (with the xx:09 continuing to Buxton).

Sunday services are hourly to Buxton and Manchester Piccadilly (with some extra services continiung to Preston) but times currently vary due to engineering works.

The Hope Valley Line express trains towards/from Sheffield pass through the station but do not stop there.

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Coordinates: 53°23′27″N 2°09′08″W / 53.3908°N 2.1523°W / 53.3908; -2.1523