The arrival of rail in Wellington in 1849 dramatically changed the town's fortunes and provided a much-needed boost to the local economy. The brewery trade was the most significantly affected, building on the various malt houses already found in the town. As it always does in England, top-notch beer attracted visitors and as a result the number of hotels and gift shops boomed, turning Wellington into a Victorian-era tourist hotspot. Beer's contribution to the town is commemorated on Charter Day in March, when Wellington elects an ale taster, along with a town crier and a market clerk. Wellington station is a charming structure, with long sweeping tracks arcing into the open-air platforms. In the 1960s, when Wellington formed part of the new town of Telford, the station took on the area's main transport duties until Telford's own station arrived in 1986. Today, Wellington hosts a number of popular independent shops including - you guessed it - a popular microbrewery.
|Tuesday Wednesday||07:00 - 13:00|
|Saturday||08:00 - 13:00|
|Staffing level||Part time|
|Telephone types||Coins and cards|
|Bureau de Change||Unavailable|
|Tourist Information Office||Unavailable|
|Staff Help notes|
Please note that staff help is only available when the ticket office is open.
To ensure that we provide the best service possible we recommend that customers who require assistance book with us and provide at least 1 working day's notice. We will always aim to assist customers whether they have booked assistance or not. Booking assistance gives you the extra reassurance that your needs will be met.
|Customer Service notes|
We are open from 07:00 to 19:00 Monday to Friday and 08:00 to 16:00 on Saturdays, Sundays and all Bank Holidays except Christmas Day. A recorded message service is available outside of these hours.
|Customer help points||Available|
|Weekdays||Open 24 hours|
|Saturday||Open 24 hours|
|Sunday||Open 24 hours|
|Carpark name||Station Car Park|
|Car parking spaces||109|
|Cycle storage spaces||10|
|Sheltered cycle storage||Unavailable|
|Cycle storage CCTV||Available|
|Step-free access||Whole station|
|Step-free access notes|
Level access from station approach road to platform 2 (for Shrewsbury). Step-free access via ramp to platform 1. Acces between platforms via footbridge with 22 steps up and 24 down, or via street - 600m step-free.
|Ramps for train access||Available|
|Accessible ticket machines||Available|
|Accessible Booking Office counter||Unavailable|
|Accessible taxis notes|
Accessible taxis are not available
There are entrances on both sides of Wellington station. The Station Road entrance leads into the ticket office and right onto platform 2, with ramp access throughout. The toilets are on the right just after entering the platform. The other entrance also has ramp access and leads onto platform 1 directly from the station's car park. There are more ticket machines on this side of the station and a footbridge connects the two platforms.
|to Birmingham International||Transport for Wales||05:32||1||On time|
|to Birmingham New Street||West Midlands Trains||05:38||1||On time|
|to Birmingham New Street||West Midlands Trains||06:11||1||On time|
|to Birmingham International||Transport for Wales||06:46||1||On time|
|to Shrewsbury||West Midlands Trains||06:46||2||Scheduled|