Do you recognise this building?
The station sits on Stratford Road, a short walk from the Town Centre and is part of the West Midlands Railway system with trains running from London Euston right through to Liverpool’s Lime Street Station. If you are travelling from the station, there is dedicated parking and cycle stands and regular buses serving Stratford Road. The station is manned on a part-time basis and there are ticket machines for such times when the ticket office is closed. During ticket office opening times there is a retail unit selling papers, drinks etc. Trains heading south to London take from 44 minutes to arrive while trains to Birmingham’s NEC will take as little as 1hr 06mins and Birmingham’s New Street from 1hr 19 minutes with 3 trains an hour travelling south and 2 per hour travelling north.
Below is just a sample of some of the events in our own community and other landmark cities that visitors can attend just by taking a train journey and either boarding or alighting at Wolverton Station.
London boasts some amazing festive street lighting and suggested streets worth checking out are Oxford Street, Carnaby Street, Covent Garden and Seven Dials. Also, at this time of year ice rinks seem to pop up at several places. Those worth looking out for are at Somerset House, Hampton Court Palace and the Natural History Museum.
If you head a few stops north on the train you will reach Birmingham New Street station, a newly refurbished station within a shopping Centre that was officially opened by HM Queen Elizabeth in 2017. This ‘state of the art’ station hosts a selection of retail units along with many places that you can dine or just grab a coffee on the hoof. Birmingham city Centre plays host to the largest German Market outside of Germany itself. The market itself is outdoor (so wrap up warm) and runs the length of New Street and into Victoria Square. The market sells traditional and contemporary gifts crafted mainly in Germany. The stalls are interspersed with food stalls selling traditional German street food along with Gluhwein, their traditional warm mulled wine. Carol singers as well as bands will entertain you on a daily basis, well worth a visit!
Bourneville, Birmingham is home to that British institution, Cadbury World where you can uncover a world of chocolate delights and enjoy a fun-packed fascinating day out. You can learn how your favourite confectionary is made as well as play in virtual chocolate rain!
There is always something new to discover either in Wolverton, London or Birmingham whether it be a cosy café or a great entertainment venue. You will never be disappointed! So, let the train take the strain and discover something new!