Back in the day...passing through Stockport?

Status
Not open for further replies.

VTPreston_Tez

Established Member
Joined
26 Jan 2012
Messages
1,159
Location
Preston
When I used to go to Weymouth only changing at Bournemouth, one of my trains ran non-stop to Manchester Piccadilly, then through Stockport but non-stop, up to Macclesfield where I don't know the route from there. This was a few years back, can anyone help me piece together the route?
 
Sponsor Post - registered members do not see these adverts; click here to register, or click here to log in
R

RailUK Forums

MidnightFlyer

Veteran Member
Joined
16 May 2010
Messages
12,846
Same as now, Manchester Picc-Macclesfield-Stoke-Birmingham New St-Coventry OR Solihull-Leamington Spa-Reading-Winchester-Southampton Central-Bournemouth.
 

VTPreston_Tez

Established Member
Joined
26 Jan 2012
Messages
1,159
Location
Preston
Oh right thanks Matt :D
I don't recall Birmingham, but Coventry, Banbury and possibly Tamworth (explains it). Reading was there too.
 

neilmc

Member
Joined
23 Oct 2011
Messages
847
They missed out the Stockport stop for a while, daft as the train has to slow to a crawl anyway and even the London trains always stop there.

In the end they realised how much Stockport is used as a railhead for South Manchester people who want to drive up to a station easily and they reinstated the stop - they being Cross Country.

Did that journey from Stockport to Basingstoke a couple of weeks ago - quite a long haul.
 

Crossover

Established Member
Joined
4 Jun 2009
Messages
8,333
Location
Yorkshire
It ran quite fast through Stockport actually. I may have been like 4, but it was at least 60-80mph. Lucky day I guess!
I think it would have been a very unlucky day if you went through Stockport at 80mph!
:lol:

I have run through Stockport on a non stop service towards Manchester and can say it may as well have stopped! I bet we didn't do more than 15-20mph through the platform we would have called at anyway!
 

323Matt

Member
Joined
29 Nov 2011
Messages
23
I seem to recall there being some kind of unwritten 'rule' with the building of the viaduct that any train crossing it had to stop at Stockport but I may be wrong. I have seen an XC Voyager going through non-stop on a Piccadilly - Cardiff Central service at no more than 20mph.
 

Crossover

Established Member
Joined
4 Jun 2009
Messages
8,333
Location
Yorkshire
I seem to recall there being some kind of unwritten 'rule' with the building of the viaduct that any train crossing it had to stop at Stockport but I may be wrong. I have seen an XC Voyager going through non-stop on a Piccadilly - Cardiff Central service at no more than 20mph.
I believe that is a myth from what I have heard
 

aformeruser

Veteran Member
Joined
23 Jan 2009
Messages
30,637
For around 12 months XC removed the Stockport call from half of their services to/from Manchester. All XC services from Manchester serve Birmingham but it's possible the service in question was diverted due to engineering works. The Stockport calls have since been reinstated.

The requirement for trains using the Mersey viaduct to stop at Stockport was believed to be a strict requirement but it turned out to be a gentleman's agreement when it was checked out.
 

jizzer

Member
Joined
2 Feb 2012
Messages
51
The speed through stockport on the up fast is 35mph. On the down fast it is 40 and then drops to 25 at the end of the platform.
 
Status
Not open for further replies.

Top