Yorton station, looking northwards
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Yorton railway station serves the villages of Yorton and Clive in Shropshire, England. It is 7¼ miles (11.5 km) north of Shrewsbury on the Welsh Marches Line towards Crewe. It has two platforms. Trains only stop here upon request. The station was designated for the axe in Dr Beeching's "The Reshaping of British Railways" in the 1960s. However, because it is on the line linking two major cities in Manchester and Cardiff, it was ultimately saved.
Nearby is "The Railway Hotel", a
public house which has won many accolades for its beer and atmosphere (with "HOTEL" written on the side facing the railway) .
Services [ edit ]
Monday to Saturdays there is generally a two-hourly service from Yorton southbound to
Shrewsbury and northbound to Crewe. Some early morning and late evening express services between Manchester Piccadiily and Cardiff Central also call here. On Sundays, Yorton is served by five trains in each direction, most starting from or finishing at Manchester Piccadilly or Cardiff Central. A normal weekday service operates on most Bank holidays.
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Coordinates: 52°48′32″N 2°44′10″W / 52.809°N 2.736°W