Tile Hill railway station
|View from the platform looking west.|
|Managed by||London Midland|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Passenger Transport Executive|
|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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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. The station was completely rebuilt when the line was electrified in the 1960s in its present more conventional form.
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.
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.
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