Blythe Bridge (BYB)

Blythe Bridge serves the village of Blythe Bridge which is South-East of Stoke-on-Trent in the Staffordshire Moorlands on the North Staffordshire Line between Derby and Crewe (via Stoke-on-Trent).

Information
Type: National Rail
(North Staffordshire Line)
Station code: BYB
Opened: 1848
Platforms: 2
The station was opened in 1848 by the North Staffordshire Railway. It was later operated by the LMS and British Railways. Nowadays it is managed by East Midlands Trains but is now an unstaffed station. However it has won an award (in 2010) for being the best kept small station [1].

Blythe Bridge used to have a station building with a canopy [2] but this has long been demolished. The former goods yard has gone as well though the goods shed still exists and is used by a builders' merchants. The only structures on the platforms now are bus shelters and bike racks.


Access between the two platforms is via the road (and level crossing) at the Stoke end of the station. Blythe Bridge is near to the heritage Foxfield Railway, the Southern terminus of which is Blythe Bridge Caverswall Road which is about half a mile away.
East Midland Trains 156 497 departs heading for Crewe, main station building used to be on the left

Looking toward the level crossing (which is up)

Former goods yard the other side of the platform

Former goods shed, a waiting room was also here built into the side of the shed
An EMT Class 156 approaches from Derby

[1] Vic Mitchell & Keith Smith, Derby to Stoke-on-Trent (Middleton Press, 2016) p. 56
[2] Ibid p. 52