Barlaston railway station
|Managed by||London Midland|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|17 April 1848||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 Barlaston from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
|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 The Stafford to Stoke-on-Trent local service was withdrawn when the route was temporarily closed for major refurbishment on 23 May 2004 as part of the WCML Modernisation scheme and never reinstated.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, 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.
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.
- London Midland - station information for BarlastonLondon Midland website
- "Reopening of Barlaston Railway Station (Stoke-on-Trent)"Hansard record of UK Parliamentary debate, 18 January 2016; Retrieved 28 October 2016
- "Public to have say on trains stopping at Barlaston's station"Staffordshire Newsletter article 17 December 2015; Retrieved 28 October 2016
- Mitchell, Vic; Smith, Keith (2016). Rugeley to Stoke-on-Trent. West Sussex: Middleton Press. figs. 63-74. ISBN 9781908174901. OCLC 972169395.
- Parliamentary Ghost Stations site 
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