Albrighton railway station
|Local authority||Shropshire Council|
|Managed by||London Midland|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
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|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|12 November 1849||Opened|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* 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.|
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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.
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.
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.
London Midland operates an hourly service (with peak extras) in each direction from Birmingham New Street to Shrewsbury, Monday to Saturday. There is a two-hourly service each way on Sundays - this is operated by Arriva Trains Wales and usually runs between Shrewsbury & Wolverhampton (though there are a few through trains to Chester & Birmingham International in the morning & late evening).
- Shropshire Star Albrighton rail station on track to get new lease of life (20 April 2013)
- GB eNRT May 2016 Edition, Table 74
- Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199.
- Jowett, Alan (March 1989). Jowett's Railway Atlas of Great Britain and Ireland: From Pre-Grouping to the Present Day (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-086-0. OCLC 22311137.
- Jowett, Alan (2000). Jowett's Nationalised Railway Atlas (1st ed.). Penryn, Cornwall: Atlantic Transport Publishers. ISBN 978-0-906899-99-1. OCLC 228266687.
- Station on navigable O.S. map
- Mitchell, Vic; Smith, Keith (2009). Wolverhampton to Shrewsbury. Middleton Press. figs. 66-70. ISBN 9781906008444. OCLC 286385795.
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