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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.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
  • Monday to Friday open from 05:10:00 until 20:30:00
  • Saturday open from 06:30:00 until 19:30:00
  • Sunday open from 08:00:00 until 19:30:00
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelThe staff is available at all times.
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Left Luggage Websitehttps://www.nationalrail.co.uk/
Lost PropertyAvailable
Lost Property Websitehttps://www.nationalrail.co.uk/
Telephone typesCards and coins
Station BuffetAvailable
Station Buffet notes
Starbucks on Platform 2,L.K. Gourmet on the concourse and Pumpkin on Platform 3/4.
ATM notes
At the front of the station.
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Nearest station with more facilities
Lifts are available to all platforms via the station subway
Toilets notesThe accessible toilets are located on Platforms 2 and Platform 3/4. The National key toilets are located on Platform 3/4; these toilets are operated by a radar key.
Baby changeAvailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Staff Help notes
Monday to Friday 04:50-02:15,Saturday 04:50-00:30 and Sunday 07:00-01:30.
Customer Service notes
Customers are encouraged to approach a member of station staff with any customer information enquiry.
Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark nameStockport Exchange Station
Carpark operatorAvanti West Coast
Car parking spaces1000
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces90
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
20 cycle spaces on Platform 1/2, 20 cycle spaces on Platform 3/4 and 5 cycle lockers in the Short Stay Car Park
Cycle storage notesThere are lockers available.
Step-free accessStep free access is available throughout the whole station.
Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable
Accessible taxisAccessible taxis are available at this station, please see below for more information
Accessible taxis notes

Stockport station is a major station with taxis usually available on a rank. Advance booking is not normally necessary or even possible, unless arriving early in the morning or late at night. Operators who may accept bookings include:

There is no First Class lounge at this station.

Trains to Stockport station

Stockport train station is mainly served by Northern and Avanti West Coast trains.

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.

Need more information on how to get to Stockport by train? Check out our dedicated page to trains to Stockport.

Stockport train station departures and arrivals

Want to know when your next train from/to Stockport station departs? Scroll down this page and click on the ‘Departures’ tab if you want to check all trains departing from Stockport railway station or click on the ‘Arrivals’ tab for more information about all services arriving into Stockport.

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 parking

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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Frequently asked questions

Is Stockport station open?

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.

Are trains running today from Stockport station?

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.

Are there toilets at Stockport station?

Yes, there are toilets available to use at Stockport station.

Are dogs allowed 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.

Departures and arrivals from Stockport

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Stockport station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to London EustonAvanti West Coast05:132On time
to Stoke-on-TrentNorthern05:482On time
to SheffieldNorthern05:56Scheduled
to London EustonAvanti West Coast06:032On time
to CreweNorthern06:151On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Manchester PiccadillyAvanti West Coast05:112On time
from Manchester PiccadillyNorthern05:482On time
from Manchester PiccadillyNorthern05:55Scheduled
from Manchester PiccadillyAvanti West Coast06:022On time
from Hazel GroveNorthern06:134Scheduled
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