* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Barlaston from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
Trains no longer stop at Barlaston (the Stafford to Stoke-on-Trent local service was withdrawn when the route was temporarily closed for major refurbishment in 2003 as part of the WCML Modernisation scheme and never reinstated). Passengers are now served by bus service No 23 operated by First Potteries, which acts as the station's official Rail Replacement Bus, on which valid rail tickets (including Advance Purchase tickets) to/from Wedgwood and Barlaston are officially accepted. Access to the platforms is no longer possible as the station has been fenced off.