Once famous for its silk and cotton-weaving industries, Stockport is a key station on the line to Manchester and other northern cities and is en route to Birmingham, where passengers continue to destinations across the south of England. The 1843 arrival of rail pushed the already thriving market town towards a population explosion.
While most of the factories and mills are now designer flats, a wander into town reveals Stockport’s history. Staircase House in the market place dates back to 1460 and, for those that like a tipple, Robinsons Brewery Visitors Centre is a must-see attraction. Stockport station is a modernised glass-fronted building and one of the town’s stand-out structures. In the mid-1800s, though, Stockport viaduct was the talk of the town. Designed by George Watson Buck, it’s claimed that the viaduct is the biggest brick structure in Western Europe. One thing is for certain, the viaduct is a marvel of Victorian engineering and a hallmark of Britain’s auspicious start to the railway age.
Northern services connect Buxton to Stockport in 46m and Chester to Stockport in 1h 18m, while Avanti West Coast trains run from Manchester Piccadilly to Stockport in 14m and from London Euston to Stockport in 2h 20m.
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The station has a ticket office on the town-centre side of the subway connecting all six platforms. Ticket machines can be found on both sides, and there is step-free access to all platforms in the form of lifts. Toilets can be found on platform 2 and 4, although disabled toilets are only on the latter.
Stockport train station has a short-stay car park, which is opposite the subway entrance, and a multi-storey car park, which is near the ticket office. Step-free access is available at both car parks.
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Stockport station is open every day that services are running to and from the station. The station usually opens just before the first train of the day leaves and then closes after the last train departs. Ticket office opening hours may vary.
Trains arrive into and depart from Stockport station almost every day, although there may be fewer services during the weekends and bank holidays. Check our live train times for up-to-date information on trains running to and from Stockport.
Yes, there are toilets available to use at Stockport station.
Yes, dogs are allowed at Stockport station, but they should be kept on a lead or in a pet carrier at all times.