Davenport Railway Station

 Published by Friends of Davenport Station
Please note that this site is unofficial and is not connected with Northern or any rail company.



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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.

Friends of Davenport Station is part of a network of similar groups around the country who  support their local station, by liaising with the railway company to  encourage  train travel and improve the environment of the station and its train services. We are supported by Northern Trains, Transport for Greater Manchester and the national Community Rail Network.

We were founded in 2004, and have remained a small group, but we are in regular contact with the company,  and nearby groups regarding local issues.  Gardening is a copmmon activity, but this has been restricted due to the presence of invasive japanese knotweed which we first raised with the company in 2006. We have a small picture gallery in the waiting room; community groups are welcome to display their work there. We also have an extensive collection of local history articles on our website davenportstation.org.uk

Contact us  via info@davenportstation.org.uk or on twitter @dvnstation


Information here is presented in good faith, but we cannot be responsible if your train (or bus) does not arrive when expected.


Contact

For more information, contributions to the site, suggested web links, and any other comments and questions, please email info@
davenportstation.org.uk



The station


Northern Station Information

Network Rail full details for Davenport station

Postal Address of the station:

Davenport Station
Bramhall Lane
Davenport
STOCKPORT
Cheshire
SK3 8SA

Ticket office opening hours: Monday - Friday 06:20 - 12:50
Saturday 07:00 - 13:30
Sunday closed.

When the office is closed, tickets are sold on the train, although on-train sales are suspended during the Covid-19 period.


About Davenport

Davenport 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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@dvnstation on Twitter for news and views about station and village.

Accessibility

In recent months the inaccessbilty of the station by persons of restricted mobility has been out under a spotlight, along with many other Greater Manchester stations.  The sad fact is due to the confined space in which it was built in Victorian times, and access by steps from the road overbridge, does not meet in any way the legal requirements. To rectify this situation would be very difficult, as the necessary ramps would need to be very long, and conflict with the current station structures.

Our detailed report, as sent to local councillors in November 2021, is available on this link.

20 January 2022


Goodbye garden




Traditionally a small garden has been maintained on the Buxton-bound platform, and for some years we have tried to revive this in a small way, but due to the growth of Japanese Knotweed requiring drastic treatment, all has come to nothing, for the forseeable future, at least on this side of the station.



A look back at happier times. Above, 2016.



20 January 2022

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Site maintained by Charlie Hulme for Friends of Davenport Station.