Longport railway station

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Longport
National Rail
Longport railway station.jpg
LocationLongport, Stoke-On-Trent
United Kingdom
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
2014/15Increase 48,322[2]
2015/16Decrease 45,614[2]
2016/17Increase 48,272 [2]
2017/18Increase 50,910 [2]
2018/19Increase 55,592 [2]

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..

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]

The main passenger services are the hourly East Midlands Railway service from Crewe to Derby with the majority of services operated by Class 153 DMUs.[3]

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

Services operated by Avanti West Coast, CrossCountry and London Northwestern do not call at Longport. During severe disruption or engineering works London Northwestern trains additionally call at Longport.[4]

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. ^ a b c d e Annual estimated intercity rail passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at this station from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
  3. ^ Table 50 National Rail timetable, May 2016
  4. ^ "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 Railway
Northern Trains
Stoke-Manchester
Mondays-Fridays 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