Longport railway station

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Longport
National Rail
Longport railway station.jpg
LocationLongport, Stoke-On-Trent
England
Grid referenceSJ855494
Managed byEast Midlands Railway
Platforms2
Other information
Station codeLPT
ClassificationDfT category F2
Key dates
9 October 1848 (1848-10-09)Opened[1]
Passengers
2016/17Increase 48,272
2017/18Increase 50,910
2018/19Increase 55,592
2019/20Decrease 51,756
2020/21Decrease 16,490
Location
Notes
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road

Longport railway station is a station serving the areas of Longport, Middleport, Tunstall 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 also has two trains a day on the Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester Piccadilly line. The station is owned by Network Rail and managed by East Midlands Railway.

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.

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, as such, it sees a number of "park and ride" commuters. Longport station has its own bus stop which is served by routes 94, 98, and 99. These serve the nearby town of Newcastle-under-Lyme, for which Longport is the closest station.

This station is also the closest to Port Vale F.C..[2]

The station has cycle parking facilities, and a waiting shelter and real-time information displays on each platform.

The former station buildings have been sold into private ownership, and have now been converted into a Hindu wedding venue.

Services[edit]

Off-peak, all services at Longport are operated by East Midlands Railway using Class 156, 158 and 170 DMUs.

The typical off-peak service in trains per hour is:[3][4]

The station is also served by two trains per day to Manchester Piccadilly of which one continues to Blackpool North. These services are operated by Northern Trains using Class 323 and 331 EMUs.[5]

On Sundays, there is an hourly service between Crewe and Derby after 14:00 with no service to Manchester, Nottingham or Newark.

Services operated by Avanti West Coast, CrossCountry and London Northwestern Railway pass through the station but do not stop.

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Quick, Michael (2009) [2001]. Railway passenger stations in Great Britain: a chronology (4th ed.). Oxford: Railway & Canal Historical Society. p. 258. ISBN 978-0-901461-57-5. OCLC 612226077.
  2. ^ "Directions to Vale Park - Port Vale". port-vale.co.uk. Retrieved 23 April 2021.
  3. ^ Table 50 National Rail timetable, May 2020
  4. ^ "May 2021 Timetable Changes - Longport". East Midlands Railway. Retrieved 17 May 2021.
  5. ^ Table 84 National Rail timetable, May 2021

External links[edit]

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