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
Place Hinton Admiral
Local authority District of New Forest
Grid reference SZ202948
Operations
Station code HNA
Managed by South Western Railway
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 Decrease 0.159 million
2012/13 Steady 0.159 million
2013/14 Increase 0.173 million
2014/15 Increase 0.176 million
2015/16 Decrease 0.167 million
History
Original company Bournemouth Direct Railway
Pre-grouping London and South Western Railway
Post-grouping Southern Railway
6 March 1888 Opened as Hinton[1]
1 May 1888 Renamed Hinton Admiral for Highcliffe-on-Sea[1]
? Renamed Hinton Admiral[1]
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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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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.

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