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Longton railway station

Longton National Rail
Longton railway station.jpg
Location
PlaceLongton
Local authorityStoke-on-Trent
Grid referenceSJ908436
Operations
Station codeLGN
Managed byEast Midlands Trains
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryF2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Increase 60,370
2014/15Increase 64,184
2015/16Increase 67,060
2016/17Increase 73,054
2017/18Increase 76,536
History
7 August 1848 (1848-08-07)Opened[1]
National RailUK railway stations
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Longton from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Longton railway station is a railway station in England at Longton, Stoke-on-Trent. The station is served by trains on the Crewe to Derby Line which is also a community rail line known as the North Staffordshire line. The station is owned by Network Rail and managed by East Midlands Trains (EMT) train operating company (TOC). The full range of tickets for travel are purchased from the guard on the train at no extra cost.

History

The station was opened on 7 August 1848 by the North Staffordshire Railway. It is located on an embankment opposite the town hall and next to a cantilever bridge, which is a local landmark. A ticket office is located in a walkway underneath the station but has been locked out of use since the early 1990s.

In 2003 a new bus station was built adjacent to the railway station and named Longton Transport Interchange. Nearby, new commercial premises have been built, including a large Tesco Extra supermarket.

To the west of the station is Foley Crossing signal box.

Services

An hourly service operates in each direction, to Derby eastbound and to Stoke and Crewe westbound. Sunday trains only operate from 15:00 onwards.[2]

References

  1. ^ Quick, Michael (2009) [2001]. Railway passenger stations in Great Britain: a chronology (4th ed.). Oxford: Railway and Canal Historical Society. p. 259. ISBN 978-0-901461-57-5. OCLC 612226077.
  2. ^ GB eNRT 2015-16 Edition, Table 50 (Network Rail)

Further reading

External links

Preceding station   National Rail National Rail   Following station
East Midlands Trains
Historical railways
Line open, station closed
North Staffordshire Railway
Line open, station closed