Wedgwood railway station

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Wedgwood National Rail
Wedgwood railway station 1.jpg
Wedgwood station in 2007
Location
Place Barlaston
Local authority Stafford
Grid reference SJ886393
Operations
Station code WED
Managed by London Midland
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
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Annual rail passenger usage*
2005/06 933
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Wedgwood railway station served the Wedgwood complex in Barlaston, Staffordshire, England. Although the station is not officially closed, no trains currently call at the station and it is instead served by a rail replacement bus.[1]

History[edit]

The station was opened by the London Midland & Scottish Railway on 1 January 1940[2] to serve the Wedgwood complex in Staffordshire, England. Nearby is Wedgwood Hall, and the station also serves the village of Trentham, near Stoke-on-Trent.

It was originally named Wedgwood Halt, and was renamed Wedgwood on 14 June 1965.[3] From 23 May 2004[2] the line through the station was temporarily closed for major refurbishment work, but upon completion the station was not re-opened; the tracks through the station are still regularly used but trains do not stop there. Along with nearby Barlaston, a rail replacement bus serves the station instead, operated by First Potteries No. 23,[4] which accepts valid rail tickets.[1]

The station is currently threatened with complete closure - it was formerly served by the Stoke-on-Trent to Stafford stopping service, Wedgwood has not been included as a stop on the Crewe - London Euston Service operated by London Midland. Access to the platforms is no longer possible as the station has been fenced off.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Wedgwood station facilities". National Rail Enquiries. Retrieved 2010-10-26. 
  2. ^ a b Quick, M. E. (2005). Railway Passenger Stations in Great Britain: a Chronology. p. 401. 
  3. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 243. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 
  4. ^ londonmidland.com[full citation needed]

External links[edit]

Preceding station   Historical railways   Following station
London Midland
London - Crewe
Line open, station closed
London, Midland and Scottish Railway
Line and station open

Coordinates: 52°57′04″N 2°10′16″W / 52.951°N 2.171°W / 52.951; -2.171