Broome railway station

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Broome National Rail
Broome
Location
Place Broome
Local authority Shropshire Council
Coordinates 52°25′23″N 2°53′06″W / 52.423°N 2.885°W / 52.423; -2.885Coordinates: 52°25′23″N 2°53′06″W / 52.423°N 2.885°W / 52.423; -2.885
Grid reference SO399809
Operations
Station code BME
Managed by Arriva Trains Wales
Number of platforms 1
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05  1,687
2005/06 Decrease 1,600
2006/07 Increase 1,925
2007/08 Decrease 1,614
2008/09 Increase 1,830
2009/10 Decrease 1,622
2010/11 Increase 1,642
2011/12 Decrease 1,472
2012/13 Increase 1,620
History
Key dates Opened 1861 (1861)
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Broome from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Broome railway station is a railway station (though in present times is more akin to a halt) serving the villages of Broome and Aston on Clun, in Shropshire, England. It is situated on the Heart of Wales Line, 22 34 miles (36.6 km) south west of Shrewsbury. All trains serving the station are operated by Arriva Trains Wales.

The station is, according to the most recent figures, the least used National Rail station in Shropshire.

History[edit]

The station in 1963; the passenger platforms to the left and the small goods yard (now a light industrial estate) to the right.

Broome station was built by the Knighton Railway company on their branch line between Craven Arms and Knighton,[1] opening with the line in 1861. In 1895 a wind engine was erected at the station for the London and North Western Railway by John Wallis Titt.

The line was double track and the station had two platforms, but the line has been singled and the station now has just one platform.

Originally the station was named "Broom and Aston".[2]

Services[edit]

Broome railway station

There are four trains a day in each direction from Monday to Saturday, and two services on Sundays. This is a request stop, whereby passengers have to signal to the driver to board or alight from the train.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Body, p.48
  2. ^ Vision of Britain Clunbury
  • Body, G. (1983), PSL Field Guides - Railways of the Western Region, Patrick Stephens Ltd, Wellingborough, ISBN 0-85059-546-0

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Hopton Heath   Arriva Trains Wales
Heart of Wales Line
  Craven Arms