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Hampton-in-Arden railway station serves the village of Hampton-in-Arden in the West Midlands of England. It is situated on the West Coast Main Line between Coventry and Birmingham. The station, and all trains serving it, are operated by West Midlands Railway.

Hampton-in-Arden National Rail
Hampton-in-Arden railway station 1.jpg
Location
PlaceHampton-in-Arden
Local authoritySolihull
Grid referenceSP205812
Operations
Station codeHIA
Managed byWest Midlands Railway
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryE
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Increase 124,716
2014/15Increase 125,390
2015/16Increase 144,692
2016/17Increase 160,636
2017/18Increase 172,690
Passenger Transport Executive
PTETransport for West Midlands
Zone5
History
Key datesOpened 1884 (1884)
National RailUK railway stations
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Hampton-in-Arden from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

HistoryEdit

 
The old Hampton-in-Arden station building (1837)

The present station dates from 1884, when it was built by the London and North Western Railway (L&BR). It replaced an earlier station dating from the opening of the London and Birmingham Railway in 1837 which was located approximately 470 metres (510 yd) further north-west.[1]

From 1839, Hampton-in-Arden became a junction at the southern end of the Stonebridge Railway (part of the Birmingham and Derby Junction Railway, itself one of the constituents of the Midland Railway). This line, which connected with the Birmingham-Derby line at Whitacre Heath, closed to passengers in 1917 and completely in 1935.

Prior to the opening of nearby Birmingham International station in 1976, fast trains between Birmingham New Street and London Euston called at Hampton-in-Arden, to provide a stop between Birmingham and Coventry and to serve Birmingham Airport. Evidence of the stopping of these longer trains remains with the exceptionally long platforms.

The original L&BR station booking hall building still stands today on Old Station Road. This small red brick building is a Grade II listed building and is a rare surviving example of architecture from the beginning of the railway age. It is one of two remaining intermediate station buildings in Britain from the early railways, the other being the original Watford station in Hertfordshire.[2]

ServicesEdit

On Mondays to Saturdays, Hampton-in-Arden is served by two trains an hour to Birmingham New Street and two to London Euston (via Northampton). Some peak period and evening trains start or terminate at Coventry or Northampton and there is a single late evening through train to Wolverhampton and Crewe (except on Saturdays). On Sundays, there is an hourly service between Birmingham New Street and Euston via Northampton.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Historic England. "Old Station Bungalow (1076675)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 20 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Notes and Extracts on the History Of The London & Birmingham Railway - Chapter 11: The Stations". The Train Now Departing. Retrieved 20 March 2019.
  3. ^ GB eNRT 2015-16 Edition, Table 68 (Network Rail)
Preceding station   National Rail Following station
Berkswell   West Midlands Railway
Rugby-Birmingham-Stafford Line
  Birmingham International
  London Northwestern Railway
London-Birmingham
 
Disused railways
Terminus   Midland Railway
Birmingham and Derby Junction Railway
  Maxstoke
Line and station closed

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Coordinates: 52°25′44″N 1°42′00″W / 52.429°N 1.700°W / 52.429; -1.700