Shelford railway station serves the little community of Great Shelford and several other small villages just south of Cambridge. It was opened in the mid-19th century by the then Eastern Counties Railway and became a junction shortly afterwards providing a stop for the Stour Valley Railway two decades later. Unfortunately, in the mid ‘60s the station suffered after the Beeching Axe which withdrew much of the traffic passing through. Interestingly, the famous theatre director Sir Peter Hall spend his formative years here during his father’s tenure as stationmaster. Today, the station and the trains that pass through the two platforms are managed by Greater Anglia. There is a ticket office open between Monday and Friday, while self-service machines provide facilities for purchasing tickets outside these times. There are one to two direct trains northbound to Cambridge in 8 minutes and southbound to Bishops Stortford in 32 minutes.
When you disembark at the pretty town, there are limited attractions, but you could always grab a bite to eat in one of the cosy British pubs or visit the Great Shelford Memorial Hall.
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|Weekdays||06:00 - 10:30|
|Staffing level||Part time|
|Telephone types||Cards only|
|Bureau de Change||Unavailable|
|Tourist Information Office||Unavailable|
|Staff Help notes|
Please note that assistance is only available during the station staffed hours (see above), unless pre-booked.
|Customer Service notes|
The hours shown are for the Customer Relations team on 0345 600 7245 (option 8).
Closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
|Customer help points||Available|
|Cycle storage spaces||6|
|Sheltered cycle storage||Unavailable|
|Cycle storage CCTV||Unavailable|
|Cycle storage notes|
|Step-free access||Whole station|
|Step-free access notes|
|Ramps for train access||Available|
|Accessible ticket machines||Available|
|Accessible Booking Office counter||Unavailable|
|Accessible taxis notes|
Details of nearest taxis are shown on station information poster
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