Hampton-in-Arden railway station

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Hampton-in-Arden National Rail
Hampton-in-Arden railway station 1.jpg
Location
Place Hampton-in-Arden
Local authority Solihull
Grid reference SP205812
Operations
Station code HIA
Managed by London Midland
Number of platforms 2
DfT category E
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Increase 115,458
2012/13 Increase 122,456
2013/14 Increase 124,716
2014/15 Increase 125,390
2015/16 Increase 144,692
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE Transport for West Midlands
Zone 5
History
Key dates Opened 1884 (1884)
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Hampton-in-Arden from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Hampton-in-Arden railway station serves the village of Hampton-in-Arden in the West Midlands of England. It is situated on the West Coast Main Line between Coventry and Birmingham. The station, and all trains serving it, are operated by London Midland.

History[edit]

The present station dates from 1884, when it was built by the London and North Western Railway. It replaced an earlier station dating from the opening of the London and Birmingham Railway in 1837.

From 1839, Hampton-in-Arden became a junction at the southern end of the Stonebridge Railway (part of the Birmingham and Derby Junction Railway, itself one of the constituents of the Midland Railway). This line, which connected with the Birmingham-Derby line at Whitacre Heath, closed to passengers in 1917 and completely in 1935.

Prior to the opening of nearby Birmingham International station in 1976, fast trains between Birmingham New Street and London Euston called at Hampton-in-Arden, to provide a stop between Birmingham and Coventry and to serve Birmingham Airport. Evidence of the stopping of these longer trains remains with the exceptionally long platforms.

Services[edit]

On Mondays to Saturdays, Hampton-in-Arden is served by two trains an hour to Birmingham New Street and two to London Euston (via Northampton). Some peak period & evening trains start or terminate at Coventry or Northampton and there is a single late evening through train to Wolverhampton & Crewe (except on Saturdays). On Sundays, there is an hourly service between Birmingham New Street and Euston via Northampton.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ GB eNRT 2015-16 Edition, Table 68 (Network Rail)
Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Berkswell   London Midland
Rugby-Birmingham-Stafford Line
  Birmingham International
Disused railways
Terminus   Midland Railway
Birmingham and Derby Junction Railway
  Maxstoke
Line and station closed

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Coordinates: 52°25′44″N 1°42′00″W / 52.429°N 1.700°W / 52.429; -1.700