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This is an experimental service: it is unofficial and accuracy of the data not guaranteed. Delayed trains are shown in red, but if a train is delayed in departing its starting station, 'On Time' will appear until it does depart or is cancelled.
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 common 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 email@example.com 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.
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Ticket office opening hours: Monday - Friday 06:20 - 12:50
Saturday 07:00 - 13:30
For times when the office is closed, there is a self-service ticket machine on the platform. Passengers are required to use this card-only machine; if you only have cash or the ticket you need is not on the machine you must use the machine to get a 'promise to pay' ticket to show to the conductor (or ths staff at your destination) who will sell you a ticket. Not doing so will make you liable to a 'penalty fare'.
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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Below: Website News | Timetable Posters | Duo Trouble | Timetable Turmoil | Accessibility | Goodbye garden | Timetable change | Strike information | Station 'moving'
This month should see contractors working on the
station to replace the 1970s -style seats on the
Manchester-bound with seats similar to the ones on the
other side, with arms to assist people to get up. Also
there will be work on the car park ramp, including a
bench for people to rest part of the way up. These
projects are funded by a 'small works' fund awarded to
Transport for Greater Manchester. (The new seats were
our suggestion.) A much larger set of improvements
including lifts to each platform, has been designed in
detail and awaits further funding from the
Government's 'Access for All' fund.
01 July 2022
01 July 2022
Letter from the Regional Stakeholder Manager:
'I'm writing to let you know that, from later today, we're updating our website and customer message to advise customers not to travel from 21 to 26 June.
'Our ability to run services on strike days is severely limited, and the timing of the strike action - on 21, 23 and 25 June - will also significantly impact the days either side. To put it into context, one day of strike action will have a knock-on impact of up to 48 hours because of shift patterns and the complexity of our network.
'Because of this, the simplest and clearest message to customers is not to travel and to find alternative means of transport where possible. We're continuing to work with industry partners on the days in between strikes, and we'll keep you updated if anything changes.
'Due to availability and the sheer scale of disruption across the country, we won't be able to operate replacement bus services during strike action.'
10 June 2022
Timetables changed across the country from 15 May, although the 'temporary' timetable on our line has become permanent until at least October, probably December. There are still no paper timetable leaflets available, or posters at the station, but you can download copies - including a 'print-friendly version' from the advert-ridden Northern website (our line is timetable no. N20).
As so often, the tables contain unnecessary computer-generated quirks, such as separate columns for Monday-Friday and Saturday times, even though they are different by just one or two minutes. The service itself is still far from satisfactory, espcially the long gap in trains to Manchester between 08:17 and 09:07. The 07:34 from Buxton to Manchester which is currently calling at Davenport and Woodsmoor will cease to do so in July, thos leaving a one-hour gap between 08:06 and 09:07. Peak-time fares are being charged for a service worse than in the off-peak.
The late-evening service from Manchester is also poor, with no departures from Piccadilly between 22:10 and 23:24 except on Saturdays when the 23:07, which doesn't stop here Monday-Friday, does call, whilst the 23:24 Manchester - Hazel Grove does not run on Saturdays.
The timing of weekday Manchester - Buxton trains can catch you out: departure times from Manchester Piccadilly vary from a so-called 'clock-face' arrangement. In the morning and evening they depart Piccadilly at xx:24, whilst in the middle of the day (from 10:08) it's xx:08. There's a 16:08 and also a 16:24! Don't ask us why. The Blackpool - Hazel Grove trains depart Piccadilly at xx:47 through out the day until the last one of the day at 21:44.
Other traps from the unwary: Most Buxton - Manchester trains do not call at Heaton Chapel, although they do serve Levenshulme. Manchester - Buxton trains mostly stop at both. Hazel Grove - Blackpool trains call at Deansgate, but don't in the other direction except at 16:40, 17:39 and 18:40. Irritating, as Deansgate is useful for Metrolink connections to/from the East Disbury and Airport routes which don't serve Piccadilly.
Sunday services remain hourly, with the same irritating gaps in the service to Middlewood on a day when many would wish to visit the Middlewood Way.
Why these deficiencies? Well, take your pick between Pandemic-related staff shortages, 'industrial' unrest, or cuts imposed by the Department of Transport to save money.
18 May 2022
We have a New Local History feature covering the lost villa 'Highfield' and what happened to its estate in the Beechfield Road area.
21 April 2022
Station news and Ticket update
Following a meeting with our local manager,
Manchester Central Zone does now appear on the
'Quick Ticket' list. Apparently this list is updated
automatically according to the number of tickets
bought, so let's hope it stays there. Curiously,
Chinley also appears on the list: at present there
is no direct service from here, and just four per
day from Stockport. Otherwise it is necessary to
travel via Manchester or walk across New Mills.
In other news: a planter has been ordered for the
Manchester-bound platform, which will be tended by
Davenport Guides; this should brighten-up the
station somewhat. Meanwhile we intend to
re-plant the traditional garden area on the other
platform. Watch this space...
A submission has been made by Transport for Greater
Manchester to the Government under the 'Access for
All' scheme to provide lifts between the street and
both platforms. This would involve the removal of
the stairs by the booking office, and the excavation
of the area between the stairs and bridge on the
other side. We'll write more about this
project if and when it is accepted.
21 April 2022
December 2022 timetable