Please only travel if essential on Sunday 3 December, services are expected to be extremely busy due to industrial action and engineering work affecting other train operators - more information
We are aware of the ASLEF Union's plans for industrial action at CrossCountry on Thursday 7 December, and action short of a strike between Friday 1 to Saturday 9 December – more information
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|Ticket office information||
Ticket machines can be found in the Booking hall.
|Ticket office opening hours||Saturday: 06:00 to 20:00 Sunday: 08:30 to 20:00|
|Self service ticket machines|
|Collection of pre-purchased tickets|
|British Transport Police||0800 40 50 40|
|Rail Replacement Service||
Rail replacement coach services can be found at the front of the station on the left hand side.
|Stafford station customer services||
Customers are encouraged to approach a member of station staff with any customer information enquiry.
|Lost property contact details|
|Lounge opening hours|
|Waiting room information||Closed until further notice.|
|Toilets information||The National key toilets are located on Platform 1; these toilets are operated by a radar key.|
|Pay phone||Cards and coins|
|Tourist information office|
|Bureau de change|
We want everyone to travel with confidence. That is why, if you are planning on travelling on national rail services, you can request an assistance booking in advance - now up to 2 hours before your journey is due to start, any time of the day. For more information about Passenger Assist and how to request an assistance booking via Passenger Assist, please click here.
|Helpline contact details||08000 158 123 (08000 158 124 Textphone)|
|Customer help points available|
|Staff help opening times||Monday to Friday: 24 Hours a Day Saturday: 24 Hours a Day Sunday: 07:30 to 00:00|
|Accessible ticket machines|
|Accessible ticket office counter|
|Accessible ticket office counter information||
The Travel Centre adjacent the Ticket Office has low counters.
|Ramp for train access|
|Accessible public pay phones|
|National key toilets|
|Step free access coverage||
This station has step-free access to all platforms / the platform
|Impaired mobility set down|
|Railway Street (Car Park 1)|
|Operator||Avanti West Coast|
Different rates apply to non rail users, please speak to a member of staff.
|Stafford Multi Story (Car Park 2)|
|Operator||Avanti West Coast|
|Bus services available|
|Bus services information||
Information to plan your onward journey is available in a printable format here
|Cycle storage available|
|Storage type||Stands, Wheel Racks|
84 cycle spaces in two bays on platform 1 with 42 cycle spaces in Car Park 2 (Multi-Story)
|Taxi rank available|
|Taxi rank information||
The Taxi rank is immediately outside the station
Stafford railway station has served Staffordshire since 1837 and is the second busiest railway station in Staffordshire. The first Stafford railway station was built in 1837 by the Stafford and Uttoxeter Railway to serve the Stafford to Uttoxeter and Stafford to Shrewsbury lines; both of which are no longer running. The station has since been rebuilt three more times with the current station being built in 1962 as part of a modernisation project. It was refurbished in 2015 to allow for shops and an improved ticket office. Today the station has five platforms with regular services to and from London and beyond. The Stafford Area Improvements Programme made significant upgrades to the station to allow for trains to use any platform regardless of the direction of travel; allowing more trains to run and stop at the station.
Stafford is a market town rich in history and lies in the West Midlands between Wolverhampton and Stoke-on-Trent. The town centre combines old Tudor buildings with more modern shops and restaurants. The town centre holds many local events, including parades, monthly farmer’s markets and even a half marathon.
There is plenty of history to discover in Stafford including The Ancient High House, which is an Elizabethan townhouse built in 1595 and hosted King Charles I in 1642. Discover more about the largest remaining timber-framed townhouse in England in the centre of Stafford town. If you have time to visit slightly further afield, Stafford Castle is a 30-minute walk or 12-minute bus ride out of town. This Grade II listed castle provides visitors with an insight into the history of the castle as well as incredible gardens and grounds to explore. For a memorable experience, visit during the annual Shakespeare Festival held at the castle.
If you are visiting on a sunny day, go and explore Victoria Park; an award-winning park situated in the heart of the town on the bank of the River Sow. The park recently underwent a major refurbishment which included the addition of a café, training centre, bandstand, and improved landscaping. There is lots of fun for children at the park with a large play area, water park, and a skate bowl.
If you want to explore more of what Stafford has to offer outside of the town’s history, the Guildhall Shopping Centre is a 10-minute walk from Stafford railway station. It boasts over 40 retail outlets, restaurants and independent shops. While you’re in town check out the Gatehouse Theatre which offers both touring and in-house productions.
Book your train ticket to Stafford with CrossCountry and discover what this historic town has to offer.