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Monday, January 9, 2012

Stockport Station

Stockport Station is the main railway station serving the town of Stockport, south of Manchester.

Stockport Station is located on the A6 (Wellington Road) and first opened in 1843 after completion of the large brick viaduct just to the north over the River Mersey.

Stockport Station

Local and mainline services from Stockport Station include trains to Manchester Piccadilly Station with some trains continuing onward to Manchester Oxford Road, Barrow-in-Furness, Blackpool, Liverpool, Preston, Southport and Wigan.

Other routes from Stockport include local services south to Davenport, Hazel Grove and Buxton.

There are First Transpennine Express trains to Sheffield, Cleethorpes, Nottingham and Norwich with an hourly service to Manchester Airport via Piccadilly.

Stockport Station

There are Virgin train services to London Euston via Cheadle Hulme, Macclesfield and Stoke-on-Trent to Birmingham New Street and Euston. Another route to London Euston is via Wilmslow and Crewe. One train per hour runs to Birmingham New Street and onto Bristol Templemeads.

There are trains running west from Stockport Station to Altrincham, Knutsford, Northwich and Chester.

The once-hourly service from Stockport via Denton and Guide Bridge to Stalybridge has been reduced to one train a week in one direction only - a route now popular with rail buffs due to its scarcity.

Stockport County's and Sale Shark's Edgeley Park stadium is a brisk 20 minute walk away from the exit opposite to the booking office. From the main booking office entrance walk through or past Grand Central for buses to Manchester and Hazel Grove including the 192 service on Wellington Road South (A6).

Stockport Station

Things to see in Stockport in Greater Manchester include Stockport Town Hall, Stockport Air Raid Shelters, St Mary's Church, Bramhall Hall, Woodbank Park, Vernon Park, Stockport Market, Fred Perry's birthplace, Woodbank Park, the Viaduct and Stockport Hat Museum.


Stockport Station
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