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Longport railway station is a station serving the areas of Longport, Middleport and Burslem, all districts in the northern part of Stoke-on-Trent, England. 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).
Longport railway station Wikipedia
The station was opened by the North Staffordshire Railway (NSR) on 9 October 1848 and was then named Burslem. It was renamed to Longport when a new Burslem station (which was much nearer to the town) opened after the NSR built their Loop Line.
Until 2003 Longport along with Etruria were request stops on Central Trains services running from the station.
From December 2008 Northern have reduced the number of trains which stop at the station in line with contractual requirements agreed with the Department for Transport. Northern now only operate two early morning Northbound services to Manchester Piccadilly (Monday to Friday). Southbound Northern services no longer stop at Longport, thus requiring any commuters from Manchester, Stockport and Macclesfield to use Northern services to Kidsgrove, then switch onto the hourly East Midlands Trains service to Derby.
Longport is currently un-staffed. The station has 2 platforms both of which are wheelchair accessible. The Footbridge at the station is however not wheelchair accessible.
The station is adjacent to Longbridge Hayes industrial estate and the A500 road. Longport Station has its own bus stop which is served by routes 94, 94A, 98, 98A and 99.
This station is the closest to Port Vale F.C..
The main passenger services are the hourly East Midlands Trains service from Crewe to Derby which the majority of services are operated Class 153 DMUs.
Longport is also served by a small number of Northern services to Manchester Piccadilly, Macclesfield, Deansgate and Stoke-on-Trent which operate in the early morning, these services are always operated by Class 323 electrical multiple units.
Services operated by Virgin Trains, CrossCountry and London Midland do not call at Longport. During severe disruption or engineering works London Midland trains additionally call at Longport.