Avanti West Coast
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Stafford is a major midlands junction with connections to London, Birmingham, Bristol, Liverpool and Manchester. Its long rail history has seen it get through four station buildings: the first was opened in 1837 by the Grand Junction Railway, while the current Brutalist buildings opened in 1962. Their uncompromising use of raw concrete is balanced by the pleasant green surroundings of Victoria Park, just across the road on the east side the station. Continue east through the park to reach the town centre, across the River Sow – Stafford is named for its origins as a crossing point on the river. There has been a settlement here since around 700 AD, and the nearby Stafford Castle has almost a millennium of history within its stone walls and grounds. The main shopping and entertainment attractions of the town can be found around Market Square, including the Shire Hall Gallery, the Stafford Gatehouse Theatre and plenty of traditional pubs.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Friday Saturday 06:00 - 20:00
Sunday 08:30 - 20:00
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelFull time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Lost PropertyAvailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Baby changeAvailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer Service notes

Customers are encouraged to approach a member of station staff with any customer information enquiry. 

Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
EverydayOpen 24 hours
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Open 24 hours
Carpark nameCar Park 1 Car Park 2
Carpark operatorVirgin Trains Virgin Trains
Car parking spaces533
Carpark charges
Three Monthly£300.00
Three Monthly£300.00
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces126
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes

Found on platform 1

Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes

Passenger operated lifts available between platforms

Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesUnavailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable
The ticket hall is inside the main entrance on Station Road. It leads onto platform 1 (towards London), where there is a waiting room, toilets, and a coffee shop. The other five platforms are reached by a footbridge with lifts for step-free access. There are further waiting rooms on the bridge, between platforms 3 (towards Liverpool) and 4 (towards Bristol and Birmingham), and between platforms 5 (towards Manchester and Liverpool) and 6.

Departures and arrivals from Stafford

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Stafford station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to CreweWest Midlands Trains21:293Late
to Birmingham New StreetCrossCountry21:304Late
to Manchester PiccadillyCrossCountry21:325On time
to Birmingham New StreetWest Midlands Trains21:454On time
to London EustonAvanti West Coast22:14Late
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from NorthamptonWest Midlands Trains21:283Late
from Manchester PiccadillyCrossCountry21:294Late
from BournemouthCrossCountry21:315On time
from CreweWest Midlands Trains21:444On time
from CarlisleAvanti West Coast22:14Late
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