Albrighton railway station

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Albrighton National Rail
Albrighton Railway Station.jpg
Location
Place Albrighton
Local authority Shropshire Council
Grid reference SJ818045
Operations
Station code ALB
Managed by London Midland
Number of platforms 2
DfT category F2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Increase 0.105 million
2012/13 Decrease 87,842
2013/14 Increase 89,358
2014/15 Increase 89,410
2015/16 Increase 95,322
History
12 November 1849 Opened
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* 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.
170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal
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]

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).[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Shropshire Star Albrighton rail station on track to get new lease of life (20 April 2013)
  2. ^ GB eNRT May 2016 Edition, Table 74

Further reading[edit]

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail Following station
Codsall   Arriva Trains Wales
Birmingham - Chester
  Cosford
Codsall   London Midland
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