Craven Arms Railway Station

Facts and Figures

Craven Arms railway station serves the small town of Craven Arms in Shropshire, England. Until 1974 it was known as "Craven Arms and Stokesay", named after the nearby coaching inn (the town having not come into being prior to the arrival of the railways) and the historic settlement of Stokesay to the south. It is situated at the junction of the Welsh Marches Line and the Heart of Wales Line, 20 miles (32 km) south of Shrewsbury. All passenger trains calling at the station are operated by Arriva Trains Wales, who also manage it. The station has two platforms, connected by a footbridge. Platform 1, on the west side, serves northbound trains to Shrewsbury and beyond as well as trains both to and from Swansea via the Heart of Wales Line. Platform 2, on the town side of the station, serves southbound trains to Hereford and Cardiff. Between 1865 and 1935, Craven Arms was the junction terminus of the Bishop's Castle Railway. There was also a junction serving the line that went to Wellington via Much Wenlock. Adjacent to the station once stood the now demolished carriage sheds. There continues to be a signal box at Craven Arms, to the north of the station by the level crossing. ^ Christiansen (2001) Chester & North Wales Border Railways p. 53

Station Facts

Annual Usage Figures

Year Entry/Exit Interchange
2015 27782 0
2014 25121 3812
2013 26060 3722
2012 26268 4756
2011 27497 0
2010 18425 0
2009 15569 0
2008 13991 0
2007 10125 0

Location Data

  • Unitary Authority Electoral Division (UTE): Church Stretton and Craven Arms
  • Civil Parish/community: Craven Arms
  • UK Parliament Constituency: Ludlow
  • Unitary Authority: Shropshire Council
  • European Region: West Midlands

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Recent Crime Figures

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August 2013 1 00000000100000

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