Longport railway station
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|Number of platforms||2|
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|9 October 1848||Opened|
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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).
The station was opened by the North Staffordshire Railway (NSR) on 9 October 1848 and was then named Burslem. 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.
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
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.
This station is the closest to Port Vale F.C..
Longport is also served by a small number of Northern Rail services to Manchester Piccadilly, Macclesfield, Deansgate and Stoke-on-Trent which operate in the early morning, these services are always operated by Class 323 electrical multiple units.
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|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|East Midlands Trains
Crewe to Derby Line
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Line diverted, station closed
|North Staffordshire Railway||
Line open, station closed
|North Staffordshire Railway|
|North Staffordshire Railway
Sandbach to Stoke Line