Yorton railway station

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Yorton National Rail
Yorton station - 2011-06-11.jpg
Yorton station, looking northwards
Location
Place Yorton
Local authority Shropshire Council
Grid reference SJ504237
Operations
Station code YRT
Managed by Arriva Trains Wales
Number of platforms 2
DfT category F2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2012/13 Decrease 8,434
2013/14 Increase 8,864
2014/15 Increase 9,538
2015/16 Decrease 9,304
2016/17 Decrease 8,788
History
Key dates Opened 1858 (1858)
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* 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.
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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.

Facilities[edit]

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.[1]

Services[edit]

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.[2] 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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yorton station facilities National Rail Enquiries
  2. ^ GB eNRT May 2017 Edition, Table 131

Further reading[edit]

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Shrewsbury   Arriva Trains Wales
Welsh Marches Line
  Wem
  Historical railways  
Hadnall
Line open, station closed
  London, Midland and Scottish Railway
Crewe and Shrewsbury Railway
  Wem
Line and station open

Coordinates: 52°48′32″N 2°44′10″W / 52.809°N 2.736°W / 52.809; -2.736