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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.

Planning your next train trip to Shrewsbury soon? Use our Journey Planner above to search for train tickets and journey times – we’ll always highlight the cheapest train tickets to Shrewsbury to help you save on money.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays05:20 - 20:40
Saturday 05:20 - 19:30
Sunday 07:30 - 19:30
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelFull 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
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Arrival screens
  • Departure screens
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Staff Help notes

Help provided at the following times and by on train staff outside staffing hours

0500 - 0100 Mondays to Saturdays

0700 - 0045 Sundays

Customer help pointsUnavailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameHoward Street Station Forecourt
Carpark operatorNational Car Parks Ltd National Car Parks Ltd
Car parking spaces156
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces90
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
on Platform 7
Cycle storage notes<p>45 hoops</p>
Step-free accessWhole station
Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable

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 ChesterTransport for Wales22:254BLate
to ChesterTransport for Wales22:274On time
to CreweTransport for Wales22:30On time
to Cardiff CentralTransport for Wales22:414On time
to Birmingham New StreetWest Midlands Trains22:456On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Cardiff CentralTransport for Wales22:244BLate
from Birmingham InternationalTransport for Wales22:244On time
from Manchester PiccadillyTransport for Wales22:374On time
from CreweTransport for Wales22:55On time
from SwanseaTransport for Wales23:015Late
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