Stone railway station


Stone railway station

Infobox UK station
name = Stone
code = SNE


manager = London Midland
locale = Stone
borough = Stafford
start = 17 April 1848
platforms = 2
lowusage0506 = 3,115
lowusage0607 = 1,342

Stone railway station serves the town of Stone, Staffordshire, England. The station is located on a junction of the Colwich to Manchester spur of the West Coast Main Line, but has platforms only on the branch from Stafford to Stoke-on-Trent.

This station was opened for passengers along the Norton bridge platforms April 17, 1848 on the first line opened by the North Staffordshire Railway. The platforms on the Colwich line (now removed) were opened to passengers May 1, 1849, also by the North Staffordshire Railway.

Since 2004 the station has had no rail services. Virgin Trains were reportedly going to reinstate Stone as a stop from June 2006 on the Birmingham to Manchester service [http://groups.google.co.uk/group/uk.railway/browse_thread/thread/abbff366b16438a1/] , but this never materialised. As part of a new revamped west coast mainline timetable unveiled by the Department for Transport, Stone station will reopen to an hourly train service between Crewe and London Euston in December 2008. This will be operated by London Midland.

The station building has been redeveloped by Stone Town Council as a community centre.

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