Broome railway station
|Local authority||Shropshire Council|
|Managed by||Arriva Trains Wales|
|Number of platforms||1|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
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|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Key dates||Opened 1861|
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|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Broome from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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Broome railway station is a railway station (though in present times is more akin to a halt) that serves the villages of Broome and Aston on Clun, in Shropshire, England. It is situated on the Heart of Wales Line 22 3⁄4 miles (36.6 km) south west of Shrewsbury. All trains that serve the station are operated by Arriva Trains Wales.
The station is, according to the most recent figures, the least used National Rail station in the county of Shropshire.
Broome station was built by the Knighton Railway company on their branch line between Craven Arms and Knighton, opening with the line in 1861. In 1895 a wind engine was erected at the station for the London and North Western Railway by John Wallis Titt.
The line was double track and the station had two platforms, but the line has been singled and the station now has just one platform.
Originally the station was named "Broom and Aston".
There are four trains a day in each direction from Monday to Saturday (plus an extra northbound service to Shrewsbury for commuters on Mondays to Fridays), and two services on Sundays. This is a request stop, whereby passengers have to signal to the driver to board or alight from the train.
- Body, p.48
- Vision of Britain Clunbury
- GB eNRT December 2015 Edition, Table 129
- Body, G. (1983), PSL Field Guides - Railways of the Western Region, Patrick Stephens Ltd, Wellingborough, ISBN 0-85059-546-0
- Organ, John (2008). Mitchell, Vic, ed. Craven Arms to Llandeilo. West Sussex: Middleton Press. figs. 12-15. ISBN 9781906008352. OCLC 648080889.
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|Hopton Heath||Arriva Trains Wales
Heart of Wales Line