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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.

Find address details, station facilities, live departure times and train arrivals for Shelford (Cambs) station.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:00 - 10:30
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelPart time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Telephone typesCards only
Station BuffetUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Arrival screens
  • Departure screens
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Staff Help notes

Please note that assistance is only available during the station staffed hours (see above), unless pre-booked.

Customer Service notes

Monday-Saturday 08:00-20:00ÿ
Sunday 10:00-20:00ÿ
Bank Holidays 09:00-18:00ÿ

The hours shown are for the Customer Relations team on 0345 600 7245 (option 8).

Closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.


Customer help pointsAvailable
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces6
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVUnavailable
Cycle storage notes
By entrance
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes


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

Details of nearest taxis are shown on station information poster

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Departures and arrivals from Shelford

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Shelford station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to London Liverpool StreetGreater Anglia23:58Early
to Cambridge NorthGreater Anglia11:41Late
to Cambridge NorthGreater Anglia12:34On time
to London Liverpool StreetGreater Anglia13:00Late
to Cambridge NorthGreater Anglia13:34Scheduled
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Cambridge NorthGreater Anglia23:58Early
from London Liverpool StreetGreater Anglia11:41Late
from London Liverpool StreetGreater Anglia12:34On time
from Cambridge NorthGreater Anglia13:00Late
from London Liverpool StreetGreater Anglia13:34Scheduled
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