Hinton Admiral railway station

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Hinton Admiral National Rail
HintonAdmiral2.jpg
This view is from the road bridge. From the bridge south, the road is called Hinton Wood Avenue. To the north of the bridge, it is Station Road.
Location
PlaceHinton Admiral
Local authorityDistrict of New Forest
Grid referenceSZ202948
Operations
Station codeHNA
Managed bySouth Western Railway
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryE
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Increase 0.173 million
2014/15Increase 0.176 million
2015/16Decrease 0.167 million
2016/17Increase 0.171 million
2017/18Decrease 0.167 million
History
Original companyBournemouth Direct Railway
Pre-groupingLondon and South Western Railway
Post-groupingSouthern Railway
6 March 1888Opened as Hinton[1]
1 May 1888Renamed Hinton Admiral for Highcliffe-on-Sea[1]
?Renamed Hinton Admiral[1]
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 Hinton Admiral from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Hinton Admiral railway station is a station serving the villages of Bransgore and Hinton and the town of Highcliffe on the Hampshire/Dorset border in southern England. It is 101 miles 5 chains (162.6 km) down the line from London Waterloo.

This building has a plaque on the wall indicating a construction date of 1886. The station has a small car park.

The station is on the stretch of line opened in 1885 between Brockenhurst and Christchurch to provide a direct line from London to Bournemouth, bypassing the original "Castleman's Corkscrew" line via Ringwood and reducing that line to a backwater.

There is no village as such that is called Hinton Admiral. The village is called Hinton. The station principally serves the town of Highcliffe as Hinton itself is only a few houses. The station shares its name with Hinton Admiral house, the residence of Sir George Tapps-Gervis-Meyrick who owned the land that the station was built on.

The station is operated by South Western Railway and is served by the London Waterloo to Poole stopping services. The platforms are able to accommodate trains of up to five coaches, longer trains only open the doors in the first four or five coaches depending on the type of unit operating the service.

In 1957 the station was the site of a camping coach.

Services[edit]

The basic service is provided by the hourly Waterloo to Poole stopping services each way (including Sundays). Extra trains call during the weekday business peaks, including through services to/from Weymouth.[2]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
New Milton   South Western Railway
London-Poole stopping services
  Christchurch

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199.
  2. ^ Table 158 National Rail timetable, May 2016

Coordinates: 50°45′11″N 1°42′50″W / 50.753°N 1.714°W / 50.753; -1.714