Davenport (Stockport) railway station

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Davenport National Rail
Davenport Railway Station.jpg
Location
Place Davenport
Local authority Stockport
Grid reference SJ899882
Operations
Station code DVN
Managed by Northern
Number of platforms 2
DfT category E
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Increase 0.216 million
2012/13 Increase 0.243 million
2013/14 Increase 0.286 million
2014/15 Decrease 0.275 million
2015/16 Increase 0.285 million
Passenger Transport Executive
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 and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Davenport railway station serves the Davenport suburb of Stockport, Greater Manchester, England.

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

Davenport (Stockport) railway station is located in Stockport railways
Davenport (Stockport) railway station
Location (red dot) within Stockport's historical rail network

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 Bramhall Lane (which was, 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

Facilities[edit]

The station has a ticket office at street level, which is manned in the mornings through until early afternoon, six days per week (closed all day Sunday). At all other times, tickets must be bought on the train or prior to travel. Waiting shelters are provided at platform level on each side, whilst train running information is offered by means of CIS displays and timetable posters. No step-free access is available to either platform, as each one is linked to the ticket office and road via staircases.[1]

Service[edit]

Monday to Saturday there is generally a half-hourly service to Manchester Piccadilly northbound at xx:08 and xx:37 (the xx:37 continues to Blackpool North). Southbound there are services to Hazel Grove at xx:09 and xx:39, (with the xx:09 continuing to Buxton).[2] Some northbound early morning and evening peak trains from Buxton also extend beyond Piccadilly to destinations such as Kirkby, Clitheroe, Wigan North Western and Barrow-in-Furness.

Sunday services are hourly to Buxton and Manchester Piccadilly (with extra services between Hazel Grove and Southport via Bolton every second hour).

Hope Valley Line trains towards/from Chinley or Sheffield do not normally stop here.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Davenport station facilities National Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 17 May 2017
  2. ^ Table 86 National Rail timetable, May 2017

External links[edit]


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