Albrighton railway station

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Albrighton National Rail
Albrighton Railway Station.jpg
Location
PlaceAlbrighton
Local authorityShropshire Council
Grid referenceSJ818045
Operations
Station codeALB
Managed byWest Midlands Railway
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryF2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2014/15Increase 89,410
2015/16Increase 95,322
2016/17Increase 99,380
2017/18Decrease 98,972
2018/19Increase 0.102 million
History
12 November 1849Opened
National RailUK railway stations
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Albrighton from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
The station approach seen in 1999

Albrighton railway station, on the former Great Western Railway's London Paddington to Birkenhead via Birmingham Snow Hill line, serves the large village of Albrighton in Shropshire, England. The former up goods yard is now occupied by a small estate of low rise offices.

Passenger numbers using the station have increased dramatically in the last 10 years, with Albrighton being a popular "dormitory village" for commuters to the West Midlands conurbation.

History[edit]

Opened by the Shrewsbury and Birmingham Railway, it became part of the Great Western Railway, staying there during the Grouping of 1923. The line then passed on to the London Midland Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948.

When Sectorisation was introduced, the station was served by Regional Railways.

Refurbishment[edit]

The station is currently undergoing a refurbishment, at a cost of £1.5 million, which commenced in spring 2012. The project is supported by the local civic society and will see the listed buildings and structures restored.[1]

Services[edit]

West Midlands Trains operates an hourly service (with peak extras) in each direction from Birmingham New Street to Shrewsbury, Monday to Sunday.[2][3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Shropshire Star Albrighton rail station on track to get new lease of life (20 April 2013)
  2. ^ "'Major' rail changes in timetable overhaul". BBC News. 19 May 2019. Retrieved 24 July 2019.
  3. ^ O'Brien, Lisa (13 March 2019). "New timetable includes later rail services between Shropshire and West Midlands". The Shropshire Star. Retrieved 24 July 2019.

Further reading[edit]

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Codsall   Transport for Wales
Birmingham - Chester
  Cosford
Codsall   West Midlands Railway
Wolverhampton/Birmingham - Shrewsbury
Mondays-Saturdays only
  Cosford

Coordinates: 52°38′16″N 2°16′06″W / 52.63778°N 2.2683°W / 52.63778; -2.2683