Welcome to Davenport

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.

Please note that this site is unofficial and is not connected with Northern or any rail company. Information here is presented in good faith, but we cannot be responsible if your train (or bus) does not arrive when expected.

Network Rail full details for Davenport station

Postal Address of the station:

Davenport Station
Bramhall Lane

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

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 bank, a pharmacy, a baker, a butcher and a greengrocer 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, and a good public house, the 'Jolly Sailor' about five minutes walk from the station. A Methodist church is nearby, and the large late-Victorian Anglican church, St George's, is a short walk towards Stockport.

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

Visitors in 2008: 3395
Visitors in 2009: 4210
Visitors in 2010: 5093
Visitors in 2011: 5455
Visitors in 2012: 5938
Visitors in 2013: 6004
Visitors in 2014: 6712
Visitors in 2015: 5181
Visitors in 2016: 5349

St George's Vicarage

A planning application (No. 64183  on the Council database)  has been made by developer Purcell to demolish the listed, but derelict, Vicarage by St George's Church and replace it by two rows of 'Arts and Crafts' houses inspired, according to the archirects, by Letchworth Garden City and Port Sunlight. The picture above is the view from Bramhall Lane, from their 'Design and Access Statement.'

Nice, isn't it. We are not sure. There is an online petition which you may possibly wish to sign, proposing that the vicarage be retained and rebuilt as part of a housing development. Oddly, it is man living in Amercia who has cared enough to raise this petition. Some might be moved to think that the owners of the building have been negligent in allowing it to get in the the present state, even though they claim to have spent over £200,000 on security measures. Other developers have looked and the place and been refused their plans or walked away; one thing is sure, it should not remain as it is.

24 January 2017

New local history feature

We have compiled for our local history section a short history of Davenport's Post Office on Bramhall Lane, which has been serving the community in the same building for over 110 years, with some history if its near neiggbours. As always, comments and corrections are welcome at info@davenportstation.org.uk. In particular, does anyone recall shopping at John Williams & Sons grocery (now Spar) in the 1960s?

5 January 2017

More for your money

It's not just the fares that have increased - so has the size of tickets issued by train conductors - a return ticket is now 15 inches long!

Fares shock (2)

Annoyingly, Northern Railway's off-peak fares within Greater Manchester, already increased in September 2016, were hiked up again from 2 January, meaning that an Off-peak return to Manchester has risen from £3.50 to £4.50 since summer 2016, on top of the evening peak restrictions imposed in 2014.  Northern say that this is to 'bring them into line with other areas.' This will mean that if you are travelling to Manchester and back five times (or more) in a week, even if all your travel is off-peak times, it will be cheaper to buy a Weekly Season ticket. 

02 January 2017

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