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This site is for users of Davenport railway station, Stockport, England - and for all the people of Davenport. Our aim is to have plenty of useful information for users of the station, and act as a forum for contributions and suggestions.
Information here is presented in good faith, but we cannot be responsible if your train (or bus) does not arrive when expected.
Northern Station Information
Network Rail full details for Davenport station
Postal Address of the station:
Ticket office opening hours: Monday - Friday 06:20 - 12:50
Saturday 07:00 - 13:30
When the office is closed, tickets are sold on the train, although on-train sales are suspended during the Covid-19 period.
About DavenportDavenport is a mostly-residential, tree-lined, suburb of Stockport, in Greater Manchester, England. Its focal point is its railway station, which is on the Manchester - Stockport - Buxton line, and it does have a range of facilities within a short distance which make it a particularly good place to live for anyone who does not wish to drive a car.
Minutes from the station there are some good quality shops, including convenience stores, a pharmacy, a baker, and a butcher as well as a post office/newsagent. Davenport is well-served by buses to Stockport town centre, and the trains will get you to Manchester Piccadilly station in 20 minutes.
The trains heading away from Stockport offer an instant transfer to the countryside, with pleasant walks along the Middlewood Way and Peak Forest Canal 15 minutes away and the Peak National Park within half an hour.
Stockport's main hospital, Stepping Hill, is a couple of kilometres away, and even the town's cemetery and crematorium are within walking distance. We have a 'green-flag' park, Cale Green Park, incorporating a kids' playground and with Cricket and Lacrosse clubs adjacent. A Methodist church is nearby, and the large late-Victorian Anglican church, St George's, is a short walk towards Stockport.
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History feature fully updated: Davenport Junction and the 'Khyber Pass'
The December 2022 timetable
Some may recall the 'Task Force' consultation earlier this year regarding possible timetable changes to avoid the chaos created by the unworkable 2018 version. This document and, our article on this, and our response, are still available via the links at the bottom of this page.
Three options, A B and C were on offer. The 'Transport for the North' organisation had now presented their choice, in the form of a 'B-plus version'. Unfortunately this includes the feature of option B that we objected to at the time: loss of direct connection with stations beyond Piccadilly, losing the connection with Metrolink at Deansgate, and abandoning the electrification of the Stockport to Hazel Grove line in favour of a half-hourly all-diesel service between Piccadilly and Buxton (also depriving us of comfortable modern trains.) The proposal results stations in Stockport including Cheadle Hulme and Heaton Chapel l;osing a through connection as well as the Hazel Grove branch, as the Alderley Edge - Southport service is severed. Yet this was a justification for the building of the 'Windsor Link' from Deansgate to Salford Crescent in the 1980s; the creation of the new 'Ordsall Chord' seems to have proved very disruptive.
The only exception is the East Midlands Nottingham - Liverpool service which calls at Stockport, Piccadilly and Oxford Road.
The proposal diverts both Blackpool - Manchester trains to the Airport, at present they alternate between the Airport and Hazel Grove.
Above is an extract from the full report which can be downloaded at this link. The comparison tables are a a little misleading, as until October 2019 the Hazel Grove - Blackpool service ran in addition to a half-hourly Buxton service.
Of course stations to Buxton would gain benefit from a half-hourly service, and certainly an extra train in the peak periods, suitable for school students and Stelling Hill Hospital passengers, should be provided, but losing an important link across Greater Manchester, serving four Universities, and providing other useful connections, is surely of equal importance.
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20 July 2021
'Flexi' Season Tickets
Led by the Department of Transport, rail companies have
introduced a type 'season ticket' designed for people
who travel to work on only some days of the week. The
idea is that you load on to your Northern Smartcard
(available free from the ticket office) or smart phone a
a batch of 8 day return tickets for your chosen route,
which can be used on any day of your choice within 28
days. of the first use.