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Anonymous asked in Cars & TransportationRail · 7 years ago

how big is Stockport and stoke on trent train stations?

me and my friends are taking the train to Alton towers and we change at Stockport. is Stockport big? is it easy to get lost? and is their any shops at ether stations?

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  • 7 years ago
    Best answer

    Brilliant tip: Go to the National Rail Enquiries website - www/nationalrail.co.uk

    Click the "Stations and On Train" tab at the top of the page

    Enter the name of the station you are interested in in the Search Box

    You are then taken to a page of information about your chosen station - everything you would want to know

    At the bottom of the page click the "Station Map" tab, and then "See Larger Version"

    This brings up a plan of the station. Hover the mouse cursor over any feature on the map and a photograph of it pops up.

    Excellent way of familiarising yourself with any UK station in advance.

    Have a good trip!

    Source(s): Retired UK Train Driver, National Rail Enquiries
  • 7 years ago

    Stockport station is basically two island platforms, one has platforms 1 and 2 which are mainly for trains heading south, like towards Stoke, and the other has platforms 3, 3a, and 4 which are mainly for trains heading towards Manchester. There's also a platform 0, but that's not used much. To get between platforms 1/2 and 3/4 you need to go downstairs, along the passage, and up the other stairs - quite often there's a ticket check in the passage, so be ready to show your ticket.

    Stoke is a simple station - platform 1 next to the exit, ticket office and the cafe, for trains heading south or east, and platform 2, through the subway, for trains heading north or west. There's also platform 3 next to 2.

  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    Stockport and stoke are intermediate stations, so are not big compared to the mainline stations like london, edinburgh or Birmingham, Stockport is slightly larger than stoke, both have a couple of shops, whsmiths, refreshments and waiting area.

    There will be platform display boards and announcements so you can check where you are going and what platform your train will be departing from, also there will be staff on the station, they will be virgin trains staff as both theses stations are managed by them.

    Enjoy your journey

    Source(s): travelled to both stations
  • Peter
    Lv 4
    7 years ago

    Neither Stockport or Stoke are big stations, however Stockport has an incredible number of trains passing through it in relation to it's size.

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  • Carl
    Lv 4
    7 years ago

    Stockport is a medium sized staffed category D station with 5 platforms. which are located across two islands and Platform 0 which is above the ticket office

    Platform 0 is mainly used for train services to Cleethorpes (currently terminating at Doncaster),Doncaster,Sheffield Buxton,Hazel Grove and Nottingham/Norwich. Can be used by all Platform 1/2 services if required except London Euston (short platform) and Chester (track layout) services.

    Platform 1/2 - Handle services to Chester/South Wales/London Euston/ Birmingham/Bournemouth/Bristol and the South/South West,Stoke On Trent in addition to being able to handle all the platform 0 services.

    Platform 3/4 handle services to Manchester Piccadilly,Preston,Bolton,Manchester Airport and Liverpool Lime Street

    Platform 3a is a bay platform in between 3 and 4 which is used by the 2238 to Wigan Wallgate,1013 to Stalybridge on a Friday and some services to/from Southport on a Sunday which also use Platform 0/1 and 4.

    Stoke On Trent is a Category C1 Important feeder station with three platforms.

    Platform 1 usually handles all services to Birmingham,Bristol,Bournemouth,Southampton Central, Exeter,Plymouth,London Euston and Derby.

    Platform 2 is for services to Crewe & Manchester Piccadilly

    Platform 3 for Northern Rail local services to Manchester Piccadilly

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