Water Orton railway station
|The station in 2013.|
|Local authority||North Warwickshire|
|Managed by||London Midland|
|Number of platforms||2|
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|Annual rail passenger usage*|
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|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Water Orton from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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Water Orton railway station serves Water Orton in Warwickshire, near Birmingham, England. It is owned by Network Rail, and managed by London Midland. However, no London Midland trains stop there; it is only served by CrossCountry services.
However the Midland Railway built a cutoff line from slightly further west to a junction at Kingsbury in 1909 and the station was resited. Although the distance saved was only a mile-and-a-quarter, the junctions at Water Orton and Kingsbury could be taken at a much higher speed than the original one at Whitacre.
An interesting side note is that a freak tornado in Birmingham in 1996 damaged the wooden staircase. Rather than remove and replace the stairs, the damaged staircase was repaired in situ resulting in a zig zag appearance. Local residents approved of this and it was left as it is found today.
Platform 1 is used for trains to Leicester and Birmingham. Platform 2 is used for trains to Derby, of which only one calls.
Services are mainly two hourly to Birmingham New Street and Leicester, with additional services in the peak.
There is one train a day Monday-Friday to Tamworth, Burton and Derby at 1750.
There is no Sunday service.
- Pixton, B., (2005) Birmingham-Derby: Portrait of a Famous Route, Runpast Publishing
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- Water Orton station at warwickshirerailways.com
- Rail Around Birmingham and the West Midlands: Water Orton railway station
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