Yorton railway station
Yorton station, looking northwards
|Local authority||Shropshire Council|
|Managed by||Arriva Trains Wales|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Key dates||Opened 1858|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Yorton from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
|UK Railways portal|
Yorton railway station serves the villages of Yorton and Clive in Shropshire, England. It is 7¼ miles (11.5 km) north of Shrewsbury on the Welsh Marches Line towards Crewe. It has two platforms and dates from 1858. Trains only stop here upon request.
The station was designated for the axe in Dr Beeching's "The Reshaping of British Railways" in the 1960s; however it was ultimately saved.
The station is unstaffed and has no ticket provision (so these must be bought on the train or in advance); the old buildings still stand but are now privately owned. There are shelters on both sides and train running information is provided via CIS displays, a customer help point on platform 1, a payphone on platform 2 and timetable poster boards. Step-free access is available only on the southbound platform.
Monday to Saturdays there is generally a two-hourly service from Yorton southbound to Shrewsbury and northbound to Crewe. Two of these in each direction (weekdays only) run to/from Swansea via the Heart of Wales Line. Some early morning and late evening express services between Manchester Piccadilly and Cardiff Central also call here. On Sundays, Yorton is served by five trains in each direction, most starting from or finishing at Manchester Piccadilly or Cardiff Central. A normal weekday service operates on most Bank holidays.
- Yorton station facilities National Rail Enquiries
- GB eNRT May 2017 Edition, Table 131
- Mitchell, Vic; Smith, Keith (2013). Shrewsbury to Crewe. Middleton Press. pp. 26–28. ISBN 9781908174482. OCLC 880765045.
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|Shrewsbury||Arriva Trains Wales
Welsh Marches Line
Line open, station closed
|London, Midland and Scottish Railway
Crewe and Shrewsbury Railway
Line and station open
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