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Bucknell railway station

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Place  Bucknell
Station code  BUK
DfT category  F2
Number of platforms  1
Grid reference  SO355736
Managed by  Arriva Trains Wales
2011/12  4,486
Local authority  Shropshire Council
Bucknell railway station
Address  Bucknell SY7 0AD, United Kingdom
Similar  Hopton Heath railway st, Craven Arms railway st, Knighton railway station, Broome railway station, Llangynllo railway station

Bucknell railway station serves the village of Bucknell in Shropshire, England 28 14 miles (45.5 km) south west of Shrewsbury on the Heart of Wales Line.

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This railway station is located at street level, adjacent to the level crossing and parallel with Weston Road near the centre of the village. All trains serving the station are operated by Arriva Trains Wales.

The station has two platforms, although currently only the one adjacent to the original station building (now a private house) is operational, the other track having been lifted.

History

The station and line was constructed by the Knighton Railway and opened in 1861. Further construction and route openings in 1865 and 1868 subsequently put the station on a through route between Shrewsbury and Swansea.

Bucknell station quickly became the rail outlet for a wide area, stimulating a growth in the village itself.

Services

There are four passenger trains a day southbound and five northbound (four on Saturdays), running between Shrewsbury and Swansea from Monday to Saturday, and two services on Sundays.

The station is a request stop for trains running from Shrewsbury to Swansea. Those wishing to alight or board the train here must alert the driver/conductor of the train. However, passenger trains running from Swansea to Shrewsbury stop here automatically, as the train has to stop before the level crossing. For trains from the Swansea direction, the level crossing is activated by the traincrew using a cabinet on the platform. From 1977 to 2014, the level crossing was ungated, but following a number of near-misses (such as 12 recorded incidents in 2011), half-barriers were installed in spring 2014, and fully commissioned on 28/29 April 2014.

Bus service

Local bus services (the Arriva 738 & 740) call at the station, which travel between Ludlow and Knighton and call at the nearby villages of Bedstone, Brampton Bryan and Leintwardine. Currently 4 buses per day (in each direction) call at Bucknell.

References

Bucknell railway station Wikipedia


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