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Ludlow station lies on the Welsh Marches Line between Shrewsbury and Hereford, serving the market town of Ludlow in Shropshire. The station was built in 1852 as the southern terminus of the first section of the Shrewsbury and Hereford Railway, and today runs regular passenger services to Crewe, Manchester Piccadilly, Shrewsbury, Hereford, Newport, Cardiff Central, Milford Haven, Chester and Holyhead. Ludlow's town centre, just half a mile from the station, has a great and well-deserved reputation for food - at one point was the only town in England with three Michelin-starred restaurants. And as well as haute cuisine, there are countless delis, bistros and local pubs serving up fantastic local produce. The climax of the town's food year is the Ludlow Food Festival, which takes over the historic town centre in mid-September. Ludlow also has a microbrewery, whose brewhouse and public bar are housed in an goods shed a few minutes' walk from the modern station.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours: The ticket office is operated by a third party ticketing agent
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays05:50 - 16:50
Saturday 06:50 - 12:50
Sunday Closed
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelPart time
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
Station BuffetAvailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Departure screens
Baby changeAvailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Staff Help notes
Help provided by on train staff.
Customer Service notes
Contact our Customer Relations team directly on customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk.
Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
EverydayOpen 24 hours
Carpark nameLudlow Station Car Park
Carpark operatorNational Car Parks Ltd
Car parking spaces37
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces10
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes

Limited cycle stands are available on Platform 2.

Step-free accessPart of station
Step-free access notes

Platform 2 (for services to Abergavenny, Newport and Cardiff) is accessed using the station stepped footbridge. There is also a long steep path which is accessed from Grave Hill, however using this route is likely to add up to 15 minutes to the time required to access the platform.

Customers requiring step free access to and from the platform serving Avergavenny, Newport and Cardiff are recommended to use the nearest step free station.

The nearest station with step-free access is Craven Arms.

If you require step-free access, please arrive on the right side of the station for travelling - there is no step-free access between the two platforms.

Please see the Craven Arms station page for more information.

Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable
The main entrance to Ludlow station is off Station Drive. A ramp leads to the small ticket hall, which contains a ticket desk and cafe. Two gates lead directly onto platform 1 (towards Shrewsbury). Access to platform 2 (towards Hereford) is via a footbridge or an alternative entrance off Quarry Gardens. Both platforms have bench seating and sheltered waiting areas, and there is a bike rack on platform 1.

Departures and arrivals from Ludlow

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Ludlow station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Manchester PiccadillyTransport for Wales19:171On time
to Cardiff CentralTransport for Wales19:232On time
to Manchester PiccadillyTransport for Wales20:231On time
to CarmarthenTransport for Wales20:282On time
to Cardiff CentralTransport for Wales21:222On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Milford HavenTransport for Wales19:171On time
from Manchester PiccadillyTransport for Wales19:232On time
from CarmarthenTransport for Wales20:221On time
from Manchester PiccadillyTransport for Wales20:272On time
from Manchester PiccadillyTransport for Wales21:222On time
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