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Newtown station - or Y Drenewydd in Welsh - in Powys, Wales, sits on the Cambrian line from Shrewsbury to Aberystwyth and mostly serves Birmingham International. Opened in 1861, the two-platform station was one of the last major Cambrian stations to be erected. A power house in the more modern chapters of Welsh history, Newtown prospered in the 18th and 19th centuries through the textile and flannel industry, aided first by the construction of the Montgomeryshire Canal and, later, the railway. Today, the town is a shoppers' haven, however, with Bear Lanes, the town's main commercial hub, a major draw and just ten minutes' walk from the station. Other highlights include The Robert Owen Museum, celebrating the town's most famous son, a social reformer and a founder of utopian socialism; the Oriel Davies Gallery, a key gallery of Wales; and the Pryce Jones Royal Welsh Warehouse, which at one time housed the world's first mail order service depot.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
  • 07:50 - 12:40
  • 13:30 - 14:40
Saturday 07:50 - 12:40
Sunday Closed
Ticket MachineUnavailable
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 BuffetUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Arrival screens
  • Departure screens
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Staff Help notes
Help provided by on train staff.
Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
EverydayOpen 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Car parking spaces20
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces14
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVUnavailable
Cycle storage notes
at the top of the station entrance ramp
Cycle storage notes<p>7 hoops</p>
Step-free accessPart of station
Step-free access notes

The camber of the entrances to the Aberystwyth platform, from the access road, is steeper than 1:12 and is considered to be excessive and dangerous to customers in wheelchairs or with other mobility difficulties.

There are no lifts on the footbridge between platforms.

Nearest fully accessible stations - Shrewsbury or Welshpool

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

Newtown station's passengers mainly use the three entrances from Ffordd Croesawdy which lead on to platform 1, with ramp access available on the left. The ticket hall is in the middle of the platform and has only one ticket kiosk with intermittent opening times. The other platform is accessed via a footbridge and a further entrance off Brimmon Lane. There is a help point and various benches on platform 2, but no toilets.

Departures and arrivals from Newtown (Powys)

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Newtown (Powys) station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to AberystwythTransport for Wales20:072On time
to Birmingham New StreetTransport for Wales20:451On time
to AberystwythTransport for Wales22:272On time
to Birmingham InternationalTransport for Wales06:351On time
to ShrewsburyTransport for Wales07:391Scheduled
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Birmingham InternationalTransport for Wales20:062On time
from AberystwythTransport for Wales20:451On time
from Birmingham InternationalTransport for Wales22:262On time
from AberystwythTransport for Wales06:351On time
from AberystwythTransport for Wales07:381Scheduled
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