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Craven Arms railway station lies in the pretty Shropshire countryside roughly half way between Ludlow and Church Stretton. Until the ‘70s, the station was called Craven Arms and Stokesay, after the nearby inn which existed well before the town. The station was opened in the mid-19th century as a junction on several lines and was first served by the Shrewsbury and Hereford Railway. Almost a century later the stations locomotive shed was closed down and in the late ‘60s, freighters stopped passing through. Later, the original brick station buildings were torn down and the station modernised. Today, the station serves the town of Craven Arms and the surrounding villages and is managed and run by Arriva Trains Wales. It has two platforms connected by a footbridge and facilities include ticket vending machines, electronic displays and timetable posters, help points, and shelters on both sides of the tracks. There are trains every hour direct to Shrewsbury in 23 minutes and several departures a day to Swansea in 3 hours 48 minutes.  

When you step off at Craven Arms, you’ll be just a stone’s throw away from the achingly beautiful Shropshire Hills, a land of rolling hills dotted with waterways and charming little villages. Here, you can lace up your boots and head off along the walking trails, perhaps with your furry friend in tow.

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Station details & facilities

Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelUnstaffed
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Left Luggage Websitehttp://www.arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Lost PropertyAvailable
Lost Property phone number03333 211 202
Lost Property Websitehttp://www.arrivatrainswales.co.uk/lostproperty
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Arrival screens
  • Departure screens
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Staff Help notes
Help provided by on train staff.
Customer help pointsUnavailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Car parking spaces20
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces8
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVUnavailable
Cycle storage notes
on Platform 1
Cycle storage notes<p>4 hoops</p>
Step-free accessPart of station
Step-free access notes

Stepped footbridge between platforms. 

Long detour required by road between platforms for changing trains.

Nearest fully accessible station - Shrewsbury

Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable

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Departures and arrivals from Craven Arms

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Craven Arms station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Cardiff CentralTransport for Wales23:332On time
to CreweTransport for Wales23:451Late
to CarmarthenTransport for Wales05:472Scheduled
to Milford HavenTransport for Wales06:032Scheduled
to Manchester PiccadillyTransport for Wales06:181Scheduled
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from ShrewsburyTransport for Wales23:332On time
from Cardiff CentralTransport for Wales23:441Late
from ShrewsburyTransport for Wales05:462Scheduled
from CreweTransport for Wales06:032Scheduled
from Cardiff CentralTransport for Wales06:181Scheduled
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