Yorton railway station

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Yorton National Rail
Yorton
Yorton station, looking northwards
Location
Place Yorton
Local authority Shropshire Council
Grid reference SJ504237
Operations
Station code YRT
Managed by Arriva Trains Wales
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05 5,749
2005/06 Decrease 5,342
2006/07 Increase 5,885
2007/08 Increase 7,272
2008/09 Increase 9,008
2009/10 Decrease 8,166
2010/11 Increase 8,636
2011/12 Increase 9,560
2012/13 Decrease 8,434
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Yorton from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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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[citation needed] for its beer and atmosphere[citation needed] (with "HOTEL" written on the side facing the railway)[citation needed].

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.

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Shrewsbury   Arriva Trains Wales
Welsh Marches Line
  Wem

Coordinates: 52°48′32″N 2°44′10″W / 52.809°N 2.736°W / 52.809; -2.736