Once famous for its silk and cotton-weaving industries, Stockport is 8 miles south-east of Manchester Piccadilly on the West Coast Main Line. The station is high above the valley of the River Mersey, which is crossed by the 27 arch Edgeley Viaduct, completed in 1840 using 11 million bricks.
The junctions at Heaton Norris and Cheadle Hulme, included in the simulation, provide for trains on 6 routes to pass through Stockport. Its 5 through platforms handle regular direct services to London Euston, the Midlands, Wales, Yorkshire, East Anglia and other parts of the country.
The 24 hour timetable is for 2006 and will keep you busy, with 479 trains, both passenger and freight.