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On the English-Welsh border, Welshpool, now as its name suggests, in Wales is on the banks of the River Severn, which gives the town its Welsh name, Y Trallwng, or "the marshy or sinking land". Welshpool station on the Cambrian Line in Powys, Wales, was built by the Shrewsbury and Welshpool Railway in 1862. For many years, the station was a regular stop for milk trains destined for Midland Counties Dairy, which operated the creamery at Cilcewydd. Today, the town is largely driven by agriculture with the Smithfield Livestock Market home to the largest one-day sheep market in Europe. The high street is limited, so most residents shop in nearby towns, Newtown and Shrewsbury. As the present station is quite sparse, many head for the original station building over the road, which has been prettily converted into a shop and cafe, and perfect for a hot cuppa while you wait.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours: There is no ticket office at Welshpool station, ticket machines are available to purchase or collect tickets from. You can also buy tickets in advance online here.
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpAvailable
Staffing levelThere is no staff at the station.
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Left Luggage Websitehttps://www.nationalrail.co.uk/
Lost PropertyAvailable
Lost Property phone number03333 211 202
Lost Property Websitehttps://www.nationalrail.co.uk/
ShopsUnavailable
PostboxUnavailable
TelephonesUnavailable
Station BuffetUnavailable
ATMUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Nearest station with more facilities
The platforms are accessible. Access to both platforms is via a long bridge with shallow to moderate gradients.
ToiletsUnavailable
ShowersUnavailable
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFiUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Staff Help notes
No platform staff available at the station however Assistance is provided by the Conductor on the train.
Customer Service notes
Contact our Customer Relations team directly at https://tfwrail.wales/contact-us
Customer help pointsAvailable
CCTVUnavailable
Carpark nameStation Car Park (bypass side)
Car parking spaces40
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces4
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVUnavailable
Cycle storage notesThere are stands available.
Step-free accessStep free access is available throughout the whole station.
Ramps for train accessAvailable
WheelchairsUnavailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable
Accessible taxisAccessible taxis are available at this station, please see below for more information
Accessible taxis notes

Welshpool station has neither a taxi rank nor a cab office. Advance booking is essential. Consider using the following local operators:

There is no First Class lounge at this station.
The single-island platform at Welshpool station is accessed on either side with a footbridge crossing both the railway and the A483 then leading down to both platforms. The station's facilities are very limited with only a small shelter, benches, passenger information displays and a help point. There is a drop-off point on Severn Road and a small car park next to the shops and cafe over the A483 ramp bridge.

Departures and arrivals from Welshpool

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Welshpool station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Birmingham InternationalTransport for Wales06:482On time
to Birmingham InternationalTransport for Wales06:501On time
to Birmingham InternationalTransport for Wales07:492On time
to Birmingham InternationalTransport for Wales07:541On time
to Birmingham InternationalTransport for Wales08:541Scheduled
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from AberystwythTransport for Wales06:472On time
from AberystwythTransport for Wales06:491On time
from AberystwythTransport for Wales07:482On time
from AberystwythTransport for Wales07:531On time
from AberystwythTransport for Wales08:531Scheduled
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