NSCRP promotes the importance of local railways in improving mobility and sustainable travel, community cohesion and wellbeing, and social and economic development.


Longport Station


This station, opened in 1848, was originally called Burslem after the nearby town but was renamed Longport in 1873 when Burslem Station on the Loop Line opened closer to the town. It was named Shawport Station by Arnold Bennett in his ‘Five Towns stories of the Potteries‘. The station buildings are now Grade 2 listed.

Alight at Longport to visit the weird and wonderful Cherished Chimneys and sample Staffordshire oatcakes at the bottom of the road. Follow a Story Quest trail nearby or travel further to Port Vale Football Club in Burslem, Mow Cop, Little Moreton Hall or Rode Hall and Gardens.

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A platform at Longport Railway Station

Station Street

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Longport Station Facilities

Step Free Access
Cycle Storage
Car Park

This is a brief overview of the station facilities. Please refer to National Rail Enquiries for more information including up-to-date contact details, directions and more.

Longport Station Projects

Find out what we’ve been up to at Longport Station recently by selecting one of the photos below.

Industry Partner Volunteers build Birdboxes for Local Woodland

Longport, Oct 2023

Britain in Bloom / RHS “It’s Your Neighbourhood” Awards 2022

Longport,Uttoxeter, Jun 2023

Litter picking in the Longport Station Woodland

Longport, Jun 2023

Longport: Things to see and do

Cherished Chimneys

Near Longport

Middleport Pottery

Near Longport

Story Quest

Near Longport

Trent and Mersey Canal

Near Longport

Westport Lake

Near Longport


Near Longport

Want to get involved with our work at Longport Station?

Do you want to make a difference at one of our railway stations? We welcome new volunteers especially if they like working with others and are happy to get stuck in.