Visit the charming 1848 Victorian-built station of Stoke-on-Trent on a Monday and you may catch a glimpse of a freight train passing through with its load of clay. It’s a telling sight.
Since the mid-1600s, the North Staffordshire town’s pottery industry has produced some of the world’s most amazing ceramics, earning itself the nickname The Potteries. Visitors don’t have to travel far to see the hallmarks of this remarkable trade.
Opposite the station entrance in front of the North Stafford Hotel is a statue of Josiah Wedgwood, the 18th-century master potter. He holds in his hand an exact copy of the Portland Vase, Stoke-made replicas of which would put the British craft industry firmly on the international map. To find out more, head to the town centre – about a mile north of the station, via Hanley Park – to follow the fascinating Ceramics Trail and find factory shops selling beautifully crafted wares.
EMR services connect Crewe to Stoke-on-Trent in 24m and Derby to Stoke-on-Trent in 52m, while Avanti West Coast trains run from London Euston to Stoke-on-Trent in 2h 8m and from Manchester Piccadilly to Stoke-on-Trent in 49m.
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There are three platforms at Stoke-on-Trent train station. The main entrance and ticket office are on the east side of the station, off Station Road. Platform 1 (towards London, Derby and Bristol) is adjacent to the Station Road entrance, and platform 2 (towards Manchester and Crewe) can be reached from the western entrance, via a subway from the main entrance or via a footbridge with lifts at the south end of the platforms. Platform 3 is a bay at the north end of platform 2.
Stoke-on-Trent train station has three car parks, one outside each of its entrances. All car parks have step-free access, except for Car Park 2, where wheelchair users will need assistance.
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Stoke-on-Trent station is open every day that services are running to and from the station. The station usually opens just before the first train of the day leaves and then closes after the last train departs. Ticket office opening hours may vary.
Trains arrive into and depart from Stoke-on-Trent station almost every day, although there may be fewer services during the weekends and bank holidays. Check our live train times for up-to-date information on trains running to and from Stoke-on-Trent.
Yes, there are toilets available to use at Stoke-on-Trent station.
Yes, dogs are allowed at Stoke-on-Trent station, but they should be kept on a lead or in a pet carrier at all times.