Longport railway station

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Longport
Location
Place Longport
Local authority Stoke-On-Trent
Grid reference SJ855494
Operations
Station code LPT
Managed by East Midlands Trains
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
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Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05 5,742
2005/06 Increase 7,244
2006/07 Increase 11,353
2007/08 Increase 13,958
2008/09 Increase 15,030
2009/10 Increase 23,108
2010/11 Increase 30,822
2011/12 Increase 37,566
History
9 October 1848 (1848-10-09) Opened[1]
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Longport from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Longport railway station is a station serving the areas of Longport, Middleport and Burslem, all districts in the northern part of Stoke-on-Trent, England. The station is served by trains on the Crewe to Derby Line which is also a Community rail line known as the North Staffordshire line. The station is owned by Network Rail and managed by East Midlands Trains (EMT) Train Operating Company (TOC).

History[edit]

The station was opened by the North Staffordshire Railway (NSR) on 9 October 1848 and was then named Burslem.[1] It was renamed to Longport when a new Burslem station (which was much nearer to the town) opened after the NSR built their Loop Line.

Until 2003 Longport along with Etruria were request stops on Central Trains services running from the station.

From December 2008 Northern have reduced the number of trains which stop at the station in line with contractual requirements agreed with the Department for Transport. Northern now only operate two early morning Northbound services to Manchester Piccadilly (Monday to Friday). Southbound Northern Rail services no longer stop at Longport, thus requiring any commuters from Manchester, Stockport and Macclesfield to use Northern Rail services to Kidsgrove, then switch onto the hourly East Midlands Trains service to Derby.

Location and Facilities[edit]

Longport is currently un-staffed. The station has 2 platforms both of which are wheelchair accessible. The Footbridge at the station is however not wheelchair accessible.

The station is adjacent to Longbridge Hayes industrial estate and the A500 road. Longport Station has its own bus stop which is served by routes 94, 94A, 98, 98A and 99.

This station is the closest to Port Vale F.C..

Services[edit]

The main passenger services from Longport is the hourly East Midlands Trains service from Crewe to Derby which the majority of services are operated Class 153 DMUs.

Longport is also served by two northbound only Northern Rail services to Manchester Piccadilly which operate in the early morning, these services are always operated by Class 323 electrical multiple units.

Services operated by Virgin Trains, CrossCountry and London Midland do not call at Longport. During severe disruption or engineering works London Midland trains additionally call at Longport.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Quick, Michael (2009) [2001]. Railway passenger stations in Great Britain: a chronology (4th ed.). Oxford: Railway and Canal Historical Society. p. 258. ISBN 978 0 901461 57 5. OCLC 612226077. 
  2. ^ "Flooding disrupts rail services near Uttoxeter". BBC. 22 December 2012. Retrieved 12 May 2013. 

External links[edit]

Preceding station   National Rail National Rail   Following station
East Midlands Trains
Crewe to Derby Line
Northern Rail
Stoke-Manchester
Mondays-Fridays only
Northbound only
Preceding station   Historical railways   Following station
Line diverted, station closed
North Staffordshire Railway
Line open, station closed
North Staffordshire Railway
North Staffordshire Railway
Sandbach to Stoke Line

Coordinates: 53°02′31″N 2°12′58″W / 53.042°N 2.216°W / 53.042; -2.216