Baschurch Station 1910
Courtesy John Alsop
2009 - opening again soon?
Baschurch, a handsome Victorian country station eight miles north of Shrewsbury on the line to Chester, was opened in 1848 by the Shrewsbury and Chester Railway Company - the first railway to reach Shrewsbury. The line later became part of the Great Western Railway's network, and for many years the prestigious Ocean Liner Expresses raced through here on their way from
Paddington to Birkenhead Docks. Meanwhile, local passenger and goods trains enjoyed a healthy level of traffic from Baschurch and a large surrounding area, so it was with disbelief that local people witnessed the closure of the station by British Railways in 1960, although the line itself remained open.
Local residents have now formed the Baschurch Station Group to campaign for the station to be re-opened, to serve a potential local market of around 25,000 people in Baschurch, Myddle, Ruyton-XI-Towns, Harmer Hill, Bomere Heath, and many other surrounding villages within a three- to four-mile radius, offering regular direct trains to Shrewsbury, Telford, Birmingham
(City Centre, Airport, and NEC), Wrexham and Chester. With just one change at either Shrewsbury or Birmingham it would be
possible to travel to most parts of England and Wales, and by changing at Chester one could reach both Liverpool and Manchester (Airport and City Centre in both cases).
If you agree with our proposal please write to: Keith Barrow, Leader of
Shropshire Council, Shirehall, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND
(e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org )
and also Owen Paterson, MP for North
Shropshire, House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA
(e-mail: email@example.com )
asking them to support our Campaign. Thank you.
For more information Tel: 01939 260077
Mob: 07986 457523
Baschurch Station Group is a Voluntary Community Initiative by Local Residents