Tile Hill railway station

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Tile Hill National Rail
Tile Hill
View from the platform looking west.
Location
Place Tile Hill
Local authority Coventry
Coordinates 52°23′42″N 1°35′49″W / 52.3951°N 1.5970°W / 52.3951; -1.5970Coordinates: 52°23′42″N 1°35′49″W / 52.3951°N 1.5970°W / 52.3951; -1.5970
Grid reference SP275775
Operations
Station code THL
Managed by London Midland
Number of platforms 2
DfT category E
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2002/03 0.105 million
2004/05 Decrease 0.102 million
2005/06 Increase 0.113 million
2006/07 Increase 0.131 million
2007/08 Increase 0.142 million
2008/09 Increase 0.304 million
2009/10 Increase 0.328 million
2010/11 Increase 0.339 million
2011/12 Increase 0.436 million
2012/13 Increase 0.450 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE West Midlands
Zone 5
History
9 April 1838 Station opens as Allesley Gate
1 September 1863 Station renamed Allesley Lane
1 April 1864 Station renamed Tile Hill
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Tile Hill from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Tile Hill railway station is situated in the west of Tile Hill, Coventry, in the West Midlands of England.[1] The station, and all trains serving it, are operated by London Midland.

History[edit]

The new road bridge over the railway, adjacent to Tile Hill railway station

The station was opened in 1850, and was originally know as Allesley Lane, in 1857 it was renamed Allesley Gate, it assumed its current name of Tile Hill in 1864. The station was located at a point where the railway crossed the road on a level crossing. It originally had staggered platforms, with one platform on one side of the level crossing, and the other on the other side.[2] The station was completely rebuilt when the line was electrified in the 1960s in its present more conventional form.[3]

The level crossing adjacent to the railway station lasted until approximately 2004, when a large bridge was built to carry road traffic over the railway and a footbridge built to connect the station platforms. Level crossings at the Berkswell railway station and the Canley railway station have also been removed to upgrade the line to carry more high speed trains.

In 2009 the railway platform was extended, almost doubling the size. This was also the case for a number of smaller stations on this route.

Historically this has been a busy railway station used by many residents in the surrounding area; however, recently after the sale of the overflow carpark to developers there have been substantial parking issues at the station.

Services[edit]

Tile Hill is served by three trains per hour (two on Sundays) between Birmingham New Street and Coventry. Two southbound train per hour continue past Coventry to Northampton and one continues to London Euston.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Canley   London Midland
Rugby-Birmingham-Stafford Line
  Berkswell

References[edit]

  1. ^ AA Street by Street. Coventry Rugby (2nd (May 2003) ed.). AA Publishing. p. 36. ISBN 0-7495-3973-9. 
  2. ^ "Tile Hill Station". Warwickshire Railways. Retrieved 16 March 2014. 
  3. ^ Warwickshirerailways lnwrth713

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