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

Address of the station:

Davenport Station
Bramhall Lane
Greater Manchester

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

Charity event at Stockport station

Virgin Trains staff are organising another 'rail day' at Stockport station on Sunday 22 July from 10:00 to 16:00 to raise funds for the Clic Sargent charity for children with cancer. There will be model railways, sales stands, a charity raffle, and 'visiting locomotives.' As it happens there will also be a steam train calling at the station at 10:15 (note revised timing).
11 July 2012

Steam excursions to North Wales

This summer, three of the Railway Touring Company's 'North Wales Coast Express' steam-hauled excursions to North Wales are planned to be running via - and calling at - Stockport. The trains start at Crewe and will pick up at Stockport at 10:15 on Sundays 22 July, 5 August and 12 August, and set down at Llandudno, Bangor and Holyhead. The return train arrives at Stockport approximtely 22:30. Full details and booking on the Railway Touring Company website.

There will also be a Railway Touring Company steam train, to Scarborough, picking up at Stockport at approximatly 08:20, on Friday 20 July.

11 July 2012

Magazine watch

The July 2012 issue of Today's Railways UK magazine includes a feature article by Paul Salveson about the Manchester - Buxton line. 

Carrying a torch

Davenport people turned out in numbers on 24 June to see the Olympic flame pass along Buxton Road, carried by Chen Yen-po, a 26-year-old from Taiwan who specialises in extreme races.  A press report following the North Pole Marathon of 2010 reads:
Chen Yen-po is currently studying at National Taiwan Sports University. In 2008, Chen, runner Kevin Lin, and Albert Liu, CEO of the online games company Gamania Digital Entertainment, formed a team to complete the 572-kilometer Polar Challenge 2008. In 2009, Chen successfully finished the Himalayan 100-Mile Stage Race. After completing the 2010 North Pole Marathon, Chen said that he also planned to participate in the South Pole Marathon, and that he his life goal was to finish seven continental marathons, including marathons in Asia, America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, and both the North and South Pole.  Chen Yen-po said, 'I want the world to know how tough Taiwan is.'
And after all that, he seemed pleased to run his short stretch through south Stockport.
27 June 2012

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