Shifnal railway station

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Shifnal National Rail
Shifnal railway station, Shropshire (geograph 4175290).jpg
Location
PlaceShifnal
Local authorityShropshire Council
Grid referenceSJ749076
Operations
Station codeSFN
Managed byWest Midlands Trains
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryF2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Increase 133,230
2014/15Decrease 131,214
2015/16Increase 144,532
2016/17Increase 166,046
2017/18Increase 181,702
History
Key datesOpened 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.

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 West Midlands Trains, who provide the majority of services that call here (it is also served by Transport for 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. The building by the entrance at street level is not in railway use and there are no permanent buildings left at platform level.[1]

Facilities[edit]

The station is unstaffed, but does have a ticket machine. Waiting shelters are provided on both platforms and service running information is given via CIS displays, timetable poster boards and customer help points on each side. Level access is possible from the car park on the Birmingham-bound platform (1) only - the main entrance on Market Place is below platform level and is only accessible via a staircase, whilst the footbridge between the two platforms also has steps.[2]

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 West Midlands Railway. Additional trains call at peak periods. Transport for 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 WMR services operate on the route.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Main entrance to Shifnal station Jaggery, Geograph.org.uk; Retrieved 3 August 2017
  2. ^ Shifnal station facilities National Rail Enquiries
  3. ^ GB eNRT May 2017 Edition, Table 74 (Network Rail)

Further reading[edit]

  • Mitchell, Vic; Smith, Keith (2009). Wolverhampton to Shrewsbury. Middleton Press. figs. 75-78. ISBN 9781906008444. OCLC 286385795.

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Cosford   Transport for Wales
Birmingham - Chester
  Telford Central
Cosford   West Midlands Railway
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