Shifnal railway station
Shifnal railway station is a station on the former Great Western Railway's London Paddington to Birkenhead via Birmingham Snow Hill line. The station is managed by West Midlands Trains, who provide the majority of services that call here (it is also served by Transport for Wales, primarily on Sundays)
|Local authority||Shropshire Council|
|Managed by||West Midlands Trains|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections|
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Key dates||Opened 1849|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Shifnal from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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The station (opened in 1849) is located on a viaduct/causeway high above the town itself. It is on the Shrewsbury to Wolverhampton Line. When Shifnal was controlled by semaphore signalling it boasted a three-storey signal box. The building by the entrance at street level is not in railway use and there are no permanent buildings left at platform level.
The station is unstaffed, but does have a ticket machine. Waiting shelters are provided on both platforms and service running information is given via CIS displays, timetable poster boards and customer help points on each side. Level access is possible from the car park on the Birmingham-bound platform (1) only - the main entrance on Market Place is below platform level and is only accessible via a staircase, whilst the footbridge between the two platforms also has steps.
There is a basic hourly off-peak service in each direction (Mon-Sat), westbound to Shrewsbury and eastbound to Wolverhampton and Birmingham New Street run by West Midlands Railway. Additional trains call at peak periods. Transport for Wales run a single late night service each way (Mon-Sat) and also provide a two-hourly Wolverhampton to Shrewsbury service each way on Sundays (some trains run through to Chester and Birmingham International), as no WMR services operate on the route.
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|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|Cosford||Transport for Wales
Birmingham - Chester
|Cosford||West Midlands Railway
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