Wilmcote railway station

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Wilmcote National Rail
Wilmcote railway station, geograph-3385886-by-Nigel-Thompson.jpg
Location
Place Wilmcote
Local authority Stratford-on-Avon
Grid reference SP167582
Operations
Station code WMC
Managed by London Midland
Number of platforms 2
DfT category F2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Increase 20,984
2012/13 Decrease 19,478
2013/14 Increase 20,538
2014/15 Increase 21,364
2015/16 Increase 23,976
History
Key dates Opened 1908 (1908)
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Wilmcote from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Wilmcote railway station serves the village of Wilmcote, about 4 miles (6.4 km) north of Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwickshire, England. The station is run by London Midland. It is served by both London Midland and Chiltern Railways trains.

History[edit]

A single platform station had existed near the site of the present station since 1860, on the Stratford-upon-Avon Railway's Hatton to Stratford branch line.

The present two platform station dates from 1908, when the Great Western Railway doubled and upgraded this part of the branch line to main line standards, as part of the inauguration of its North Warwickshire Line, which created a new main line route between Birmingham and Cheltenham Spa.

Services[edit]

London Midland serves Wilmcote with hourly local trains between Stratford-upon-Avon and Birmingham Snow Hill via Shirley.[1] Most northbound trains continue to Stourbridge Junction on weekdays/Saturdays and Worcester Foregate Street on Sundays.

Chiltern Railways also serves Wilmcote, with 10 trains per day each way between Stratford-upon-Avon and Leamington Spa; three of these are through services that continue to London Marylebone on weekdays only.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Table 71 National Rail timetable, May 2016
  2. ^ Table 115 National Rail timetable, May 2016

External links[edit]


Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Bearley
Limited Service
  London Midland
Birmingham — Stratford via Solihull
  Stratford Parkway
Wootton Wawen   London Midland
Birmingham — Stratford-upon-Avon
 
Bearley   Chiltern Railways
Leamington — Stratford-upon-Avon
  Stratford Parkway

Coordinates: 52°13′21″N 1°45′21″W / 52.2226°N 1.7559°W / 52.2226; -1.7559