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Kidsgrove Station


Kidsgrove became an important part of the industrial development of North Staffordshire following the discovery of coal in the 18th century. It was first called Harecastle Station, then Kidsgrove Central, then simply Kidsgrove.

It’s now a great place to go for walks along the Trent and Mersey Canal. Where it enters the infamous Harecastle Tunnel the water is orange due to nearby iron-rich springs! A short walk takes you the beautiful Bathpool Park, also the location of Ski Kidsgrove.

Please note, the Ticket Office, Refreshments and Toilets are open mornings only.

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Kidsgrove Station
Station Road

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Kidsgrove Station Facilities

Step Free Access
Ticket Office
Ticket Machine
Cycle Storage
Car Park

This is a brief overview of the station facilities. Please refer to National Rail Enquiries for more information including up-to-date contact details, directions and more.

Kidsgrove Station Projects

Find out what we’ve been up to at Kidsgrove Station recently by selecting one of the photos below.

“Mondrian” at Kidsgrove Station

Kidsgrove, Jan 2023

Platform 2/3 garden renovation

Kidsgrove, Apr 2022

Kidsgrove: Things to see and do

Harecastle Canal Basin

Near Kidsgrove

Bathpool Park

Near Kidsgrove

Ski Kidsgrove

Near Kidsgrove

Want to get involved with our work at Kidsgrove Station?

Do you want to make a difference at one of our railway stations? We welcome new volunteers especially if they like working with others and are happy to get stuck in.