Hinton Admiral railway station
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.
|Local authority||District of New Forest|
|Managed by||South Western Railway|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
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|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Original company||Bournemouth Direct Railway|
|Pre-grouping||London and South Western Railway|
|6 March 1888||Opened as Hinton|
|1 May 1888||Renamed Hinton Admiral for Highcliffe-on-Sea|
|?||Renamed Hinton Admiral|
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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.|
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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.
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.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|New Milton||South Western Railway
London-Poole stopping services
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