30/09/2020 - Permalink

Joy for students as Yorton to Shrewsbury railway journey reinstated

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Twelve students at Shrewsbury Sixth Form College and Shrewsbury High School are once again able to travel to Shrewsbury by train this week, after Transport for Wales agreed to reinstate the 0813 request stop at Yorton station.

Discussions were held between Shropshire Council and Transport for Wales following a request from local Shropshire Councillor Brian Williams, who had been contacted by concerned residents. With no other rail service to Shrewsbury at that time, the students have been relying on their parents taking them to Shrewsbury by car.

Now, starting last Monday (28 September), the train to Shrewsbury is once again stopping at Yorton at 0813 each morning, arriving in Shrewsbury at 0828, in time for the students to get to college and school.

The railway line through Yorton (Crown Copyright 2020 OS 100049049)

Brian Williams, local Shropshire Councillor for The Meres, said:

“This is really good news for these young people from Clive and Yorton who need to travel to Shrewsbury each morning. I want to thank Transport for Wales for agreeing to our request to reinstate the 0813 stop at Yorton, and pay special thanks to officers in our passenger transport team who led these discussions, and helped us achieve such a positive outcome.”

Steve Davenport, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for highways and transport, said:

“This is a great outcome and I’d like to say thank you to everyone who has made this possible.”