Wedgwood railway station
Wedgwood station in 2007
|Managed by||London Midland|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|1 January 1940||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 Wedgwood from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
|UK Railways portal|
Wedgwood railway station served the Wedgwood complex in Barlaston, Staffordshire, England. Although the station is not officially closed, no trains currently call at the station and it is instead served by a rail replacement bus.
The station was opened by the London Midland & Scottish Railway on 1 January 1940 to serve the Wedgwood complex in Staffordshire, England. Nearby is Barlaston Hall, and the station also serves the village of Trentham, near Stoke-on-Trent.
It was originally named Wedgwood Halt, and was renamed Wedgwood on 14 June 1965. From 23 May 2004 the line through the station was temporarily closed for major refurbishment work, but upon completion the station was not re-opened; the tracks through the station are still regularly used but trains do not stop there. Along with nearby Barlaston, a rail replacement bus serves the station instead, operated by D&G 14 and 14X, which accepts valid rail tickets.
The station is currently threatened with complete closure – it was formerly served by the Stoke-on-Trent to Stafford stopping service, but has not been included as a stop on the Crewe–London Euston service operated by London Midland. However, it may be re-opened to traffic in 2018 when the next West Midlands rail franchise starts - the new franchise tender includes proposals to reinstate either this station or Barlaston as a stop on a new Birmingham - Stoke - Crewe service.
Access to the platforms is no longer possible as the station has been fenced off.
- "Wedgwood station facilities". National Rail Enquiries. Retrieved 2010-10-26.
- Quick, M. E. (2005). Railway Passenger Stations in Great Britain: a Chronology. p. 401.
- Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 243. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.
- Wedgwood Station information - London MidlandLondon Midland website; Retrieved 28 October 2016
- "Plan to reopen closed Wedgwood or Barlaston railway stations back on"Stoke Sentinel news article 31 August 2016; Retrieved 28 October 2016
- Mitchell, Vic; Smith, Keith (2016). Rugeley to Stoke-on-Trent. West Sussex: Middleton Press. figs. 75-78. ISBN 9781908174901. OCLC 972169395.
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London - Crewe
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