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 Rail 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.

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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

A troubled week

The first week of February saw our early daffodils open, but in other ways it was a troubled week for the local rail network. On Wednesday, the locomotive of a DB Schenker freight train from Trafford Park to London gateway gave up the ghost while passing through Oxford Road station, blocking the junction at Castlefield used by our Hazel Grove - Blackpool trains for over an hour until a loco from the Freightliner company was commandeered to drag the train out of the way.

Worse was to come the following day - around 08:30 all the signalling in the Hazel Grove area suffered a major power failure, with the result that no trains at all ran through Davenport for several hours.  Noticeably (above) even the signal light at the signal by Davenport car park, which is actually controlled by Edgeley Junction signalbox, was showing no light at all.

None of these problems are under the control of our train company Northern Rail, but it would be good to see some explanation or apology online. Replacement buses were supposedly provided, but of course why would a Davenport passenger wait for one rather than catch an ordinary bus to Stockport even if buying a ticket is needed. When there are problems on Metrolink, arrangements are quickly made to accept their tickets on buses, so why cannot the same apply to trains within Transport for Greater Manchester's area?

Elsewhere, the damage due to storms was still having its effect on the main line network through the week, with the Carlisle - Glasgow, Newcastle - Carlisle, and Settle - Carlisle main lines all closed for emergency repairs.

07 February 2016

Alterations ... to Alterations (update)

We have been informed that the closure for engineering work of the Hazel Grove - Stockport line planned for Sunday 24 January has been cancelled, and trains will now run as normal, except that the 09:04 train to Manchester is replaced by a bus at 08:59 to Stockport for onward connections.

However, there will still be replacement buses running between Stockport and Alderley Edge (calling at Wilmslow) and Stockport and Stoke-on Trent. Trains between Manchester and London, South Wales and the South-West will be running via the Styal line, calling at Wilmslow, Crewe and also - in some cases - at Stoke-on Trent.

The changes to train schedules (below) on Saturday 23 January still apply: the line between Manchester Oxford Road and Bolton is closed and replacement buses for that section will run all weekend.

Check your journeys carefully on the National Rail website.
22 January 2016

Weekend Alterations

Although not as well publicised as they might have been, there are some changes to Davenport's train services for the weekends of 9/10, 16/17 and 23/24 January.

Those Saturday trains which normally run beyond Manchester Oxford Road station are terminating at, or starting from, Manchester Oxford Road, running in the normal timings.

9 January 2016

Fares rise

As usual, the new year sees an increase in train fares. Day return fares to Manchester Central Zone from Davenport are now £3.50 'off-peak' and £5.90 'peak'. The 'Peak' fare (which has not increased) applies to any journey, out or return, starting on Mondays - Fridays before 09:30, and/or between 16:01 and 18:30. (At weekends 'off-peak' fares apply all day.) Remember that these times apply in both directions, so although the 16:08 to Manchester may appear not to be full of commuters, it is still a 'peak' train. The last train in the afternoon from Piccadilly before the 'peak' is the 15:49, the first train after the 'peak is the 18:49.

9 January 2016

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