Longton railway station

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Longton National Rail
Longton
Location
Place Longton
Local authority Stoke-on-Trent
Grid reference SJ908436
Operations
Station code LGN
Managed by East Midlands Trains
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05 16,960
2005/06 Increase 21,221
2006/07 Increase 29,555
2007/08 Increase 33,329
2008/09 Increase 33,678
2009/10 Increase 39,556
2010/11 Increase 49,198
2011/12 Increase 60,506
History
7 August 1848 (1848-08-07) 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 Longton from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Longton railway station is a railway station in England at Longton, Stoke-on-Trent. 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). The full range of tickets for travel are purchased from the guard on the train at no extra cost.

History[edit]

The station was opened on 7 August 1848 by the North Staffordshire Railway. It is located on an embankment opposite the town hall and next to a cantilever bridge, which is a local landmark. A ticket office is located in a walkway underneath the station but has been locked out of use since the early 1990s.

In 2003 a new bus station was built adjacent to the railway station and named Longton Transport Interchange. Nearby, new commercial premises have been built, including a large Tesco Extra supermarket.

To the west of the station is Foley Crossing signal box.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Quick, Michael (2009) [2001]. Railway passenger stations in Great Britain: a chronology (4th ed.). Oxford: Railway and Canal Historical Society. p. 259. ISBN 978 0 901461 57 5. OCLC 612226077. 

External links[edit]

Preceding station   National Rail National Rail   Following station
East Midlands Trains
Historical railways
Line open, station closed
North Staffordshire Railway
Line open, station closed

Coordinates: 52°59′24″N 2°08′13″W / 52.990°N 2.137°W / 52.990; -2.137