Shifnal railway station

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Shifnal National Rail
Shifnal railway station, Shropshire (geograph 4175290).jpg
Location
Place Shifnal
Local authority Shropshire Council
Grid reference SJ749076
Operations
Station code SFN
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 121,998
2012/13 Decrease 121,628
2013/14 Increase 133,230
2014/15 Decrease 131,214
2015/16 Increase 144,532
History
Key dates Opened 1849 (1849)
National RailUK railway stations
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Shifnal from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Shifnal railway station is a station on the former Great Western Railway's London (Paddington) to Birkenhead via Birmingham (Snow Hill) line. The station is managed by London Midland, who provide the majority of services that call here (it is also served by Arriva Trains Wales, primarily on Sundays)

The station (opened in 1849) is located on a viaduct/causeway high above the town itself. It is on the Shrewsbury to Wolverhampton Line. When Shifnal was controlled by semaphore signalling it boasted a three-storey signal box.

Services[edit]

There is a basic hourly off-peak service in each direction (Mon-Sat), westbound to Shrewsbury and eastbound to Wolverhampton and Birmingham New Street run by London Midland. Additional trains call at peak periods. Arriva Trains Wales run a single late night service each way (Mon-Sat) and also provide a two-hourly Wolverhampton to Shrewsbury service each way on Sundays (some trains run through to Chester and Birmingham International), as no London Midland services operate on the route.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ GB eNRT May 2016 Edition, Table 74 (Network Rail)

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Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Cosford   Arriva Trains Wales
Birmingham - Chester
  Telford Central
Cosford   London Midland
Wolverhampton/Birmingham-Shrewsbury
Mondays-Saturdays only
  Telford Central

Coordinates: 52°39′58″N 2°22′19″W / 52.666°N 2.372°W / 52.666; -2.372