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Shrewsbury station is located in Shrewsbury, Shropshire. Regular services operated by Avanti West Coast and Transport for Wales connect London to Shrewsbury in 2h 27m, Cardiff to Shrewsbury in 1h 49m and Birmingham to Shrewsbury in 55m.

Shrewsbury station was opened in 1849 and designed by architect T. M. Penson. Its Tudor-style architecture, complete with carved heads on the window frames, purposefully matches the historic Shrewsbury School, opposite, which was once the educational home of Shrewsbury’s most famous son, Charles Darwin, but is now a library. The station, meanwhile, was extended in 1901 and is most memorable for its location – platforms reach out over the River Severn gifting train travellers a wonderful view of the town as their carriage rolls to a halt.

One of England’s most popular medieval towns, this beautiful city’s spires and hanging baskets are easy to fall in love with. Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery, Quarry Park, and Victoria Quay – perfect for a boat trip – are must-visit locations. But it’s the history of Shrewsbury that really stands out, with over 600 listed buildings and the famous heritage site of 1403 Battle of Shrewsbury a short distance from the town.

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Station details & facilities

There are seven platforms and platforms 4 and 7 are split into a and b designations. Platforms 5 and 6 can be found in between platform 4a and platform 7a. There is one main entrance leading into the ticket hall with its baby-changing facilities and ticket desk. Toilets and customer services can be found at the end of platform 5. A subway connects all seven platforms.

Departures and arrivals from Shrewsbury

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Shrewsbury station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Cardiff CentralTransport for Wales23:587Early
to Manchester PiccadillyTransport for Wales19:534Late
to Birmingham New StreetWest Midlands Trains19:595On time
to Birmingham New StreetWest Midlands Trains20:056On time
to ChesterTransport for Wales20:263On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Manchester PiccadillyTransport for Wales23:587Early
from Milford HavenTransport for Wales19:524Late
from Birmingham New StreetWest Midlands Trains19:556Late
from Birmingham InternationalTransport for Wales20:213On time
from CreweTransport for Wales20:237On 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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