Wrenbury railway station

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Wrenbury National Rail
Wrenbury Station.jpg
Wrenbury Station
Location
PlaceWrenbury
Local authorityCheshire East
Grid referenceSJ601470
Operations
Station codeWRE
Managed byTransport for Wales
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryF2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Increase 12,870
2014/15Increase 14,202
2015/16Decrease 12,710
2016/17Decrease 11,796
2017/18Decrease 11,744
History
Key datesOpened 1858 (1858)
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 Wrenbury from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Wrenbury railway station serves the village of Wrenbury in Cheshire, England and is on the Welsh Marches Line 9 miles (14 km) south west of Crewe. It is an unstaffed, request-stop station with two platforms.

History[edit]

The station was opened along with the line in September 1858 by the Crewe and Shrewsbury Railway.

Prior to resignalling of the line in 2013, the barrier level crossing at the south end was controlled from an ex-LNWR pattern signal box, which operated manual semaphore signals. The station also has a small single storey main building (now disused) on the same side of the line but north of the crossing.[1] The signal box has since been removed and the crossing is now remotely supervised from the South Wales Rail Operating Centre in Cardiff.

Facilities[edit]

All tickets from here must be bought on the train or in advance, as no ticket facilities are available. Shelters are located on each platforms, along with a payphone on platform 1. Train running information is offered via CIS screens, customer help points and timetable poster boards. Step-free access is provided to both platforms, though access is via narrow gates.[2]

Services[edit]

On Mondays to Saturdays (including bank holidays), there is a two-hourly service northbound to Crewe and southbound to Shrewsbury, with a few longer distance trains calling at the beginning and end of service (two stopping trains also continue to Swansea via the Heart of Wales Line on weekdays only). On Sundays there is infrequent service (four trains northbound, six southbound) with southbound journeys continuing to Cardiff Central and northbound trains continuing to Manchester Piccadilly.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wrenbury station (image 41) Images of Wrenbury website gallery; Retrieved 2 August 2017
  2. ^ Wrenbury station facilities National Rail Enquiries
  3. ^ Table 131 National Rail timetable, December 2018

Further reading[edit]

  • Mitchell, Vic; Smith, Keith (2013). Shrewsbury to Crewe. Middleton Press. pp. 62–68. ISBN 9781908174482. OCLC 880765045.

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Whitchurch   Transport for Wales
Welsh Marches Line
  Nantwich

Coordinates: 53°01′12″N 2°35′46″W / 53.020°N 2.596°W / 53.020; -2.596