Albrighton railway station

Coordinates: 52°38′16″N 2°16′06″W / 52.63778°N 2.2683°W / 52.63778; -2.2683
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National Rail
General information
LocationAlbrighton, Shropshire
Grid referenceSJ818045
Managed byWest Midlands Railway
Other information
Station codeALB
ClassificationDfT category F2
Key dates
12 November 1849Opened
2018/19Increase 0.102 million
2019/20Decrease 99,316
2020/21Decrease 16,886
2021/22Increase 56,078
2022/23Increase 69,556
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road
The station approach seen in 1999

Albrighton railway station is a railway station which serves the village of Albrighton in Shropshire, England. The former up goods yard is now occupied by a small estate of low rise offices.


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.


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]


Albrighton is typically served Monday to Sunday by one train per hour in each direction between Birmingham New Street and Shrewsbury via Wolverhampton, with some extra trains at peak times on weekdays.These services are operated by West Midlands Trains under the 'West Midlands Railway' brand using British Rail Class 196 DMUs.[2][3] One Transport for Wales service calls per day after midnight, westbound only to Telford and Shrewsbury. Sunday services are hourly calling at all stations, with an additional nightime Transport for Wales service heading eastbound to Wolverhampton on Sundays only.[4][5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Shropshire Star Albrighton rail station on track to get new lease of life (20 April 2013)
  2. ^ "Class 196 Fleet | West Midlands Railway".
  3. ^ "New British Train Fleets to enter service Two Years Late". 9 November 2021.
  4. ^ "Train timetables and schedules | Albrighton". West Midlands Railway.
  5. ^ "Train Times | 21 May - 9 September 2023 | Birmingham-Shrewsbury-Chester" (PDF). Transport for Wales Rail.

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Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Codsall   West Midlands Railway
Birmingham - Wolverhampton - Shrewsbury
  Transport for Wales
Birmingham - Chester

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