Wilmcote railway station

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 Railway and Chiltern Railways trains.

National Rail
Wilmcote railway station, geograph-3385886-by-Nigel-Thompson.jpg
Wilmcote station.
General information
LocationWilmcote, Stratford-on-Avon
Grid referenceSP167582
Managed byWest Midlands Trains
Other information
Station codeWMC
ClassificationDfT category F2
Opened1860 (rebuilt 1907)
2017/18Increase 24,248
2018/19Decrease 22,552
2019/20Increase 23,418
2020/21Decrease 5,626
2021/22Increase 14,696
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road


The original single platform Wilmcote station opened in October 1860, on the Stratford-upon-Avon Railway's branch line from Hatton to Stratford.[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, in order to incorporate it into the North Warwickshire Line, which created a new main line route between Birmingham and Cheltenham Spa.[1]


Wilmcote station is unstaffed. Tickets must be purchased from the senior conductor or train manager on the train.

Step free access is only available on the Birmingham Snow Hill bound platform. The nearest stations with step free access are Bearley and Wootton Wawen.


North Warwickshire Line
Birmingham Snow Hill  
Birmingham Moor Street
Small Heath
Tyseley TMD
Tyseley Junction
Spring Road
Hall Green
Yardley Wood
Whitlocks End
limit of TfWM area
The Lakes  
Wood End  
Wootton Wawen  
Bearley Junction
Leamington–Stratford line

West Midlands RailwayEdit

Wilmcote is served by an hourly service, to Kidderminster via Birmingham Snow Hill northbound and to Stratford-upon-Avon along the North Warwickshire Line. Most northbound trains run via Earlswood and Shirley. A limited service runs via Dorridge and Solihull. Some trains, mainly early morning and evening services continue to Worcester Foregate Street. Some early morning and late night services start/terminate at Stourbridge Junction, Birmingham Snow Hill or Birmingham Moor Street.

On Sundays there is an hourly service to Worcester Foregate Street via Birmingham Snow Hill and Kidderminster northbound and to Stratford-upon-Avon southbound. All services run via Earlswood and Shirley. Some services extend to/from Great Malvern with early morning services starting at Birmingham Snow Hill. Some services start/terminate or call at Worcester Shrub Hill instead or in addition to Worcester Foregate Street. Services only run between 09:30 and 19:45. Journeys to stations via Dorridge and Solihull can be made using Chiltern Railways services changing at Hatton or Warwick. A more expensive ticket is also available which allows travel via Tyseley.

Chiltern RailwaysEdit

Wilmcote is also served by approximately one train every 2 hours, to Leamington Spa via Hatton and Warwick along the Leamington-Stratford line and to Stratford-upon-Avon. On weekdays, during the afternoon peak, in order to run additional services some trains start/terminate at Hatton or Warwick where connections are available for Leamington Spa and onwards to London Marylebone. Some services extend to Banbury or London Marylebone. Some Chiltern Railways services do not call here and run non stop between Stratford-upon-Avon and Hatton or Warwick

Sunday services only run from 09:40 with the final departure at 20:43.[2]


On 24 March 1922, four track workers were killed after being hit by a light engine just south of the station. They were buried side-by-side in St Andrew's churchyard, Wilmcote, with a single headstone, which is extant, and individual grave marker stones. The incident became the subject of an in-depth academic study by the Railway Work, Life and Death project at Portsmouth University, leading up to its centenary.[3][4] Edward Booker, the son of one of the victims, later served as Wilmcote's stationmaster.[5] A commemorative event was held at the station, on the day of the centenary.[6]


  1. ^ a b "Wilmcote Station". Warwickshire Railways. Retrieved 6 December 2017.
  2. ^ Table 115 National Rail timetable, May 2021
  3. ^ Esbester, Mike (19 March 2022). "Wilmcote, 24 March 1922". Railway Work, Life & Death. Retrieved 21 March 2022.
  4. ^ Esbester, Mike (20 March 2022). "Wilmcote: 'the whole district in mourning'". Railway Work, Life & Death. Retrieved 21 March 2022.
  5. ^ Esbester, Mike (24 March 2022). "Wilmcote: George Booker & his family". Railway Work, Life & Death. Retrieved 24 March 2022.
  6. ^ Esbester, Mike (25 March 2022). "Wilmcote: Remembering those affected". Railway Work, Life & Death. Retrieved 25 March 2022.

External linksEdit

Preceding station   National Rail Following station
Chiltern Railways
Request stop
West Midlands Railway
West Midlands Railway
Limited service
Request stop

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