Cosford (COS)

Cosford is a stop on the Wolverhampton-Shrewsbury Line in Shropshire which serves RAF Cosford and air museum.
Information
Type: National Rail
(Wolverhampton-
Shrewsbury Line)
Station code: COS
Opened: 1927
Platforms: 2

The station was opened by the Great Western Railway as Cosford Aerodrome Halt in 1937 to serve the then-new Royal Airforce Base (which actually opened in 1938). The station was renamed Cosford in 1940. The station was originally on the GWR route between London Paddington and Birkenhead via Birmingham Snow Hill. After the closure of the original Snow Hill in the late 1960s trains ran to Cosford via Birmingham New Street instead.

The station was rebuilt in 2011-12 with new platforms replacing the original 1930s wooden platforms. The station is managed by West Midlands Railway who provide most services though a small number of Transport for Wales services also stop at the station.
A West Midlands Railway train arrives

Station entrance

View down the platform

A TfW service passes through

Platform shelter

RAF Cosford and Museum
RAF Cosford opened in 1938 and has remained to this day a centre of Royal Air Force flight and engineering training. Since 1979 the site has also housed RAF Museum Cosford. The museum has continued to grow and in 2007 the Cold War exhibit was opened.

RAF Museum