Barlaston railway station

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Barlaston National Rail
Barlaston railway station 1.jpg
Location
Place Barlaston
Local authority Stafford
Grid reference SJ888383
Operations
Station code BRT
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*
2004/05 1,849
2005/06 Decrease 1,113
2006/07 Decrease 773
History
17 April 1848 opened
2004 services suspended
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Barlaston from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal

Barlaston railway station serves the village of Barlaston in Staffordshire, England. This station was opened on 17 April 1848 and is on the first line opened by the North Staffordshire Railway on that date.

Trains no longer stop at Barlaston. The Stafford to Stoke-on-Trent local service was withdrawn when the route was temporarily closed for major refurbishment on 23 May 2004 as part of the WCML Modernisation scheme and never reinstated. Passengers are now served by bus service No 14 and 14X operated by D&G Bus,[1] which acts as the station's official Rail Replacement Bus, on which valid rail tickets (including Advance Purchase tickets) to/from Wedgwood and Barlaston are officially accepted. Access to the platforms is no longer possible as the station has been fenced off.

Barlaston is not included as a stop on the Crewe - London Euston service operated by London Midland. The next West Midlands rail franchise award (due to start in 2018) may see the station reopened to passenger services, depending on the outcome of a public consultation on the new franchise that concluded in March 2016.[2][3]

The station in 1961

Barlaston is mentioned in the ghost or parliamentary train list maintained by Ghost Train Hunters enthusiasts group. The North Staffs Rail Promotion Group campaign for the restoration of the train service continues.

References[edit]

  1. ^ London Midland - station information for BarlastonLondon Midland website
  2. ^ "Reopening of Barlaston Railway Station (Stoke-on-Trent)"Hansard record of UK Parliamentary debate, 18 January 2016; Retrieved 28 October 2016
  3. ^ "Public to have say on trains stopping at Barlaston's station"Staffordshire Newsletter article 17 December 2015; Retrieved 28 October 2016

Further reading[edit]

External links[edit]

  • Parliamentary Ghost Stations site [1]


Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Wedgwood
Line open, station closed
  Central Trains
Stafford to Manchester Line
  Stone
Line and station open

Coordinates: 52°56′35″N 2°10′05″W / 52.943°N 2.168°W / 52.943; -2.168