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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 West Midlands Trains. It is served by both West Midlands Trains and Chiltern Railways trains.

Wilmcote National Rail
Wilmcote railway station, geograph-3385886-by-Nigel-Thompson.jpg
Location
PlaceWilmcote
Local authorityStratford-on-Avon
Grid referenceSP167582
Operations
Station codeWMC
Managed byWest Midlands Trains
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryF2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Increase 20,538
2014/15Increase 21,364
2015/16Increase 23,976
2016/17Decrease 23,366
2017/18Increase 24,244
History
Key datesOpened 1860 (rebuilt 1907) (1860 (rebuilt 1907))
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 Wilmcote from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

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HistoryEdit

The original single platform Wilmcote station, had opened in October 1860, on the Stratford-upon-Avon Railway's Hatton to Stratford branch line.[1]

The station was rebuilt slightly south of the original with two platforms in 1907, 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.[1]

ServicesEdit

West Midlands Trains serve Wilmcote with hourly local trains between Stratford-upon-Avon and Birmingham Snow Hill via Shirley.[2] 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.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Wilmcote Station". Wawickshire Railways. Retrieved 6 December 2017.
  2. ^ Table 71 National Rail timetable, May 2016
  3. ^ Table 115 National Rail timetable, May 2016

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