Davenport railway station (England)

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Davenport National Rail
Davenport Railway Station.jpg
Location
PlaceDavenport
Local authorityStockport
Grid referenceSJ899882
Operations
Station codeDVN
Managed byNorthern
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryE
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Increase 0.286 million
2014/15Decrease 0.275 million
2015/16Increase 0.285 million
2016/17Increase 0.296 million
2017/18Increase 0.298 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTEGreater Manchester
History
Key datesOpened 1 March 1858 (1 March 1858)
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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
* 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 railway station (England) is located in Stockport railways
Davenport railway station (England)
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]

A 3 trains per hour service operates towards Manchester Piccadilly northbound and Hazel Grove southbound Monday to Saturday daytime, with two trains per hour continuing to Buxton.[2] During the evenings and all day Sundays, the service frequency drops to hourly to Buxton and twice-hourly to Manchester and Hazel Grove. Through running north of Manchester ceased at the May 2018 timetable change, but will resume from May 2019.

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 2018

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