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Hinckley railway station serves the towns of Hinckley and Burbage in Leicestershire, England.

Hinckley National Rail
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Hinckley station building
Location
PlaceHinckley
Local authorityHinckley and Bosworth
Coordinates52°32′06″N 1°22′19″W / 52.5350°N 1.3719°W / 52.5350; -1.3719Coordinates: 52°32′06″N 1°22′19″W / 52.5350°N 1.3719°W / 52.5350; -1.3719
Grid referenceSP427932
Operations
Station codeHNK
Managed byEast Midlands Trains
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryE
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Increase 0.287 million
2014/15Increase 0.301 million
2015/16Increase 0.312 million
2016/17Increase 0.329 million
2017/18Decrease 0.310 million
History
Original companySouth Leicestershire Railway
Pre-groupingLondon and North Western Railway
Post-groupingLondon, Midland and Scottish Railway
1861Opened
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 Hinckley from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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The station is on the CrossCountry Birmingham to Peterborough Line between Leicester and Birmingham New Street and is about 4 miles (6 km) east of Nuneaton.

The station is owned by Network Rail and managed by East Midlands Trains, who do not operate services from this station. Only CrossCountry operate trains from here.

A full range of tickets for travel is available from the station ticket office when it is open (0640—1300 hrs), or at other times from the guard on the train at no extra cost.

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HistoryEdit

The station was opened in 1861 as part of the South Leicestershire Railway,[1] which was taken over by the London and North Western Railway in 1867.[2]

ServicesEdit

There are services to Leicester and Birmingham New Street: usually one train in each direction every hour.[3] There are three trains per day to Stansted Airport.

Preceding station     National Rail   Following station
CrossCountry
  Historical railways  
Stoke Golding
Line and station closed
  Ashby and Nuneaton Joint Railway   Elmesthorpe
Line open, station closed
Nuneaton Abbey Street
Line open, station closed
  Midland Railway  

Buses operate from outside the station around the town and also to Magna Park and Lutterworth. The station is also just a short walk from The Crescent bus station where a large number of services can be caught to farther destinations and also smaller nearby villages.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Railway". Hinckley. Archived from the original on 31 December 2009. Retrieved 11 April 2010.
  2. ^ "Series reference RAIL 636". The Catalogue. The National Archives. 5 October 2011.
  3. ^ Table 47 National Rail timetable, May 2016

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