• Welcome to Woodsmoor

    Stockport's Hidden Gem

    Woodsmoor is a wonderful suburb of Stockport in Greater Manchester. This leafy area is served by Woodsmoor Station opened by British Rail in 1990. It is still one of the newest stations on the network.

     

    Woodsmoor has a rich history spanning hundreds of years. From the late 19th-century, house building on former farmland created the small but perfectly-formed district we live and work in today.

     

    The area still has many large and old trees, existing since it was the estate that later became Stockport Grammar School. A disused golf course on the former Mirrlees Blackstone Engineering site links Woodsmoor with neighbouring Stepping Hill Hospital and Hazel Grove village.

     

    Woodsmoor Station Friends formed in 2016 to work with the community and Network Rail. We aim to improve the station environment and facilities to create a vibrant social focus for the many commuters and travellers who catch trains every day from Woodsmoor Station.

  • Pride In Our Station

    Key Members Of Woodsmoor Station Friends

    Station Improvement

    Woodsmoor Station Friends formed in 2016 supported by the Network Rail Community scheme. Our members dedicate themselves to maintaining and enhancing our community station by undertaking station improvement projects. These include the installation of planters that give a year-round display of flowers and perennials.

     

    In Summer 2017, Great Moor Primary School created some colourful Woodsmoor themed murals for the station fences and a team from Carillion worked hard to tidy the station and improve the station environment.

     

    In 2019 the station was further enhanced by the installation of some unique artwork by local artist Eamonn Murphy depicting Mirrlees Fields and Stepping Hill Hospital that Woodsmoor Station serves. You can now buy reproductions of these pieces for display in your home. Use the contact section below to enquire further.

     

    In June 2020, more original artwork was installed to coincide with the station's 30th anniversary. These include an amusing take on the Woodsmoor level crossing from local artist Eric Jackson and an exhibit outlining the remarkable role our district had in the history of Jaguar cars.

     

    It's all going on for Woodsmoor Station so do get in touch if you'd like to get involved.

    Community Projects

    As well as working on the station, WSF acts as a valuable community resource. To brighten the station approach on Ferndale Avenue we have planted hundreds of Spring bulbs.

     

    Local volunteers arrange events that support worthy charities. Don't be surprised if you arrive one morning to be offered coffee and cake in support of Barnabus for whom WSF have raised over £1000

     

    Or simply peruse the station notice boards to find out about the history of our fascinating district. You can also read about other community initiatives run by residents, the Allotments Committee, Woodsmoor Artists or the details of the Classic Car Show.

  • WSF Newsletters

    News & Updates On Activities & Plans...

    June 8, 2020
    December 20, 2019
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  • Get Involved...

    Please fill out the form below and let's get Woodsmoor Station moving...

    Woodsmoor Station
    Ferndale Avenue
    Stockport
    SK2 7DW
  • Links

    Woodsmoor Station Friends are part of a network of passionate supporters of local rail stations. Here are links to other organisations that are just as enthusiastic about their stations as WSF members

    Davenport Station

    Just down the line from Woodsmoor, Davenport Station website offers a comprehensive and informative resource for commuters that can be found here.

    Friends of Levenshulme Station

    Another local friends group with an active membership improving Levenshulme Station. Check out their website here

    Friends of Heaton Chapel

    Heaton Chapel also has a friends group. Check out their activities here

    Best Kept Stations

    Celebrating all of Cheshire's train stations this site showcases the best of the best and promotes community involvement. Have a look here

    Cheshire By Train

    Need comprehensive information about any station in Cheshire and the attractions local to each? This site is a valuable resource. Check it out here

    S.E. Manchester C.R.P

    The South East Manchester Community Rail Partnership give information about the main lines going from the south to Manchester. Find out more here

    Barnabus

    The worthy homeless charity that WSF support with their summer and Christmas parties. More here

    Station Connections

    Find artworks about the south east Manchester railway lines and artworks related to each of the stations on the network here

    Mirrlees Fields Friends Group

    Support and pressure group committed to improving and preserving our local green pace on Mirrlees fields and environs. More detail here

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