Bedworth railway station
|Bedworth railway station|
|Local authority||Nuneaton and Bedworth|
|Managed by||London Midland|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Pre-grouping||London and North Western Railway|
|Post-grouping||London, Midland and Scottish Railway|
|12 September 1850||Station opened|
|18 January 1965||Station closed|
|16 May 1988||Station reopened|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Bedworth from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
|UK Railways portal|
Bedworth railway station serves the town of Bedworth in Warwickshire, England. It is on the Coventry to Nuneaton Line 6.25 miles (10 km) north of Coventry railway station. It is the only intermediate station on the line. The station, and all trains serving it, are operated by London Midland.
The London and North Western Railway opened the Coventry to Nuneaton Line and Bedworth station on 12 September 1850. On 18 January 1965 British Railways (BR) withdrew passenger services from the line and closed Bedworth station. BR resumed passenger services on the line in 1987 and reopened Bedworth station in 1988. The official opening was on 10 May 1988 and normal passenger services operated from 16 May 1988. The rebuilt station was constructed on the site of the original, and was built with platforms long enough to hold a three coach train. It cost £200,000 to build.
Until 2004 Bedworth station had direct links to Leicester and the East Midlands. However, as part of changes to the track layout at Nuneaton station, the link to the Nuneaton to Leicester Line was removed. As a result, trains on the line currently run between Coventry and Nuneaton only.
On 14 December 2011, the UK Government announced an £18.8 million project to upgrade the line, that includes Bedworth platforms being lengthened and the service frequency being upgraded from hourly to half hourly.
Bedworth is served by hourly trains in both directions between Coventry and Nuneaton. All services on the line are operated by a single Class 153 Sprinter unit.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
Line open, station closed
|London and North Western Railway
Coventry to Nuneaton Line
Line open, station closed
- Hurst, Geoffrey (1993). LNWR Branch Lines of West Leicestershire & East Warwickshire (First ed.). Milepost Publications. ISBN 0-947796-16-9.
- "Coventry to Nuneaton rail upgrade given go ahead". BBC. 14 December 2011. Retrieved 14 December 2011.
- "Coventry to Nuneaton rail upgrade approved". Coventry City Council. Retrieved 8 April 2013.
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