* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Welshpool from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
About 100 metres north of the station were exchange sidings with the narrow gauge Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway which opened for freight traffic in 1903 and closed in 1956 with a separate station serving passenger traffic until 1931. The last remains of this station and the site of the railway were obliterated by the construction of the new A483 road.
After some severe rationalisation under the Beeching Axe in the 1960s, development of the A483 road meant a need to shift the railway line south. To enable this, in the 1990s the old station was closed, and a new single island platform constructed south of it, to allow realignment.
The modern station is reached by a large pedestrian bridge over the eastbound railway line and the A483. It has no facilities beyond a small shelter and benches. The old station can still be seen across the road, and has been converted into a mill shop and cafe.
The passing loop was later extended to 2.5 miles (4.0 km) to allow for an hourly train service, and to reduce the impact of delays on the line.