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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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Departures and arrivals from Craven Arms

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Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to ShrewsburyTransport for Wales12:42Scheduled
to ShrewsburyTransport for Wales12:59Late
to HolyheadTransport for Wales13:051Late
to CarmarthenTransport for Wales13:182Late
to Manchester PiccadillyTransport for Wales13:291On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from SwanseaTransport for Wales12:41Scheduled
from LlanwrtydTransport for Wales12:59Late
from Cardiff CentralTransport for Wales13:041Late
from Manchester PiccadillyTransport for Wales13:182Late
from Milford HavenTransport for Wales13:281On time
† Average savings on advance fares booked at least one week before day of travel vs Anytime fares purchased on day of travel. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.

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