Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Stone (SNE)

Stone is located on the junction of the West Coast Main Line with the Colwich to Manchester spur. However there are only platforms on the WCML. The station is located between Stafford and Stoke-on-Trent.

Information
Type: National Rail
(West Coast Main Line)
Station code: SNE
Opened: 1848
Platforms: 2
The North Staffordshire Railway opened a station at Stone in 1848 but was replaced by a new station (the current Stone staton) a year later with the opening of the Colwich line. The new station was located at the junction of the two lines and had platforms serving both. The station was renamed Stone Junction in 1888 and for a number of decades though reverted back to the original name during the Interwar Period. The junction is still referred to as Stone Junction.


The platforms for the Colwich line were closed in 1947. The station became unstaffed in 1993 and the impressive Jacobean style Grade II listed station building is now a community centre. Stone lost its rail service for a number of years in the early 2000s and had to make do with rail replacement buses. London Midland began a new hourly service between Crewe and London Euston stopping at Stone in 2008.
London Midland 350 110 stops at Stone with a Crewe bound service

Euston platform

Former station building

A shelter on the Stoke platform 

The junction can be seen just beyond of the platforms