Hinckley railway station

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Hinckley National Rail
Hinckleyrear.jpg
Hinckley station building
Location
Place Hinckley
Local authority Hinckley and Bosworth
Coordinates 52°32′06″N 1°22′19″W / 52.5350°N 1.3719°W / 52.5350; -1.3719Coordinates: 52°32′06″N 1°22′19″W / 52.5350°N 1.3719°W / 52.5350; -1.3719
Grid reference SP427932
Operations
Station code HNK
Managed by East Midlands Trains
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 0.280 million
2012/13 Increase 0.281 million
2013/14 Increase 0.287 million
2014/15 Increase 0.301 million
2015/16 Increase 0.312 million
History
Original company South Leicestershire Railway
Pre-grouping London and North Western Railway
Post-grouping London, Midland and Scottish Railway
1861 Opened
National RailUK railway stations
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Hinckley from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Hinckley railway station serves the towns of Hinckley and Burbage in Leicestershire, England.

The station is on the CrossCountry Birmingham to Peterborough Line between Leicester and Birmingham New Street and is about 4 miles (6 km) east of Nuneaton.

The station is owned by Network Rail and managed by East Midlands Trains, who do not operate services from this station. Only CrossCountry operate trains from here.

A full range of tickets for travel is available from the station ticket office when it is open (0640—1300 hrs), or at other times from the guard on the train at no extra cost.

History[edit]

The station was opened in 1861 as part of the South Leicestershire Railway,[1] which was taken over by the London and North Western Railway in 1867.[2]

Services[edit]

There are services to Leicester and Birmingham New Street: usually one train in each direction every hour.[3] A few weekday peak hour trains on the service between New Street and Stansted Airport via Cambridge call at Hinckley, but most pass through without stopping.

Preceding station   National Rail National Rail   Following station
CrossCountry
Historical railways
Stoke Golding
Line and station closed
  Ashby and Nuneaton Joint Railway   Elmesthorpe
Line open, station closed
Nuneaton Abbey Street
Line open, station closed
  Midland Railway  

Buses operate from outside the station around the town and also to Magna Park and Lutterworth.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Railway". Hinckley. Archived from the original on December 31, 2009. Retrieved 11 April 2010. 
  2. ^ "Series reference RAIL 636". The Catalogue. The National Archives. 5 October 2011. 
  3. ^ Table 47 National Rail timetable, May 2016

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