If you’re looking for an exciting family day out, the Churnet Valley Railway is the right destination for you. The nearest train station is Stoke-on-Trent, which is well-connected to London, Manchester and Crewe thanks to the frequent services operated by CrossCountry, East Midlands Railway and Avanti West Coast. Once you get off at Stoke-on-Trent, you can take one of the bus services bound for Cheddleton, where you can join the Churnet Valley Railway.

The Churnet Valley Railway is a preserved standard gauge heritage railway which runs steam and diesel locomotives between Cheddleton and Kingsley and Froghall. For more information about opening times, visit Churnet Valley Railway’s website.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays05:55 - 20:00
Saturday 06:25 - 19:30
Sunday 08:55 - 20:30
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 ChangeAvailable
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 pointsUnavailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Open 24 hours
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Open 24 hours
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameStoke on Trent Car Park 1 Stoke on Trent Car Park 2 Stoke on Trent Car Park 3
Carpark operatorVirgin Trains Virgin Trains Virgin Trains
Car parking spaces512
Carpark charges
Three Monthly£300.00
Three Monthly£300.00
Three Monthly£300.00
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces115
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
all platforms
Step-free accessWhole station
Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesUnavailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable
Accessible taxisunknown
Accessible taxis notes

By the North end of platform 1

Opening Hours
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays05:45 - 21:00
Saturday 10:00 - 18:00
Sunday 12:00 - 20:00


Platform 1 

Tickets Accepted

Virgin Business, First Open or Advance First tickets. You can only enter the lounge on the travel date shown on your ticket.


Dedicated business areas are fully equipped with telephone points, desks, fax photocopier and modem facilities, screens with updated train information.


Tea, coffee, soft drinks.


Wi-Fi is available 


Showers are not available

More about the Churnet Valley Railway

Let the Churnet Valley Railway take you on a journey back to the 1950s and 1960s. Leave your busy urban life behind and enjoy the wonderful countryside on board a beautifully restored heritage steam or diesel locomotive.

If you want to learn more about the history of the Churnet Valley Railway, you can also visit the museum based at Cheddleton station, where you can find plenty of interesting information and memorabilia.

Departures and arrivals from Stoke-on-Trent

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Stoke-on-Trent station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Leamington SpaCrossCountry09:081On time
to CreweWest Midlands Trains09:132On time
to Birmingham New StreetWest Midlands Trains09:261On time
to Stone Granville Square (Bus)West Midlands Trains09:32On time
to Newark CastleEast Midlands Railway09:331On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Manchester PiccadillyCrossCountry09:051On time
from Birmingham New StreetWest Midlands Trains09:122On time
from CreweWest Midlands Trains09:231On time
from Hanley Bus StnWest Midlands Trains09:32On time
from CreweEast Midlands Railway09:321On time

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