Hatton railway station (England)

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Hatton railway station, Warwickshire, geograph-3623578-by-Nigel-Thompson.jpg
Hatton railway station in 2013.
Location
Place Shrewley
Local authority District of Warwick
Grid reference SP224663
Operations
Station code HTN
Managed by Chiltern Railways
Number of platforms 3
DfT category F1
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2012/13 Decrease 40,080
2013/14 Increase 42,330
2014/15 Decrease 40,494
2015/16 Increase 43,798
2016/17 Increase 51,862
History
Key dates Opened 1852 (1852)
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 Hatton from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Hatton railway station takes the name of the village of Hatton in Warwickshire, England, although it is about 1 mile (1.6 km) from the village. The nearest settlement is Little Shrewley. The station is managed by Chiltern Railways.

Hatton is the junction station at which the lines from Leamington Spa to Stratford-upon-Avon and Birmingham diverge. The station is unstaffed; ticketing is restricted to a 'Permit-to-Travel' machine located at the single entrance to the station on the London-bound (southbound) platform. There is a small shelter on the southbound platform 1 and also one on the island platform (platform 2 for Birmingham-bound services and platform 3 for stations to Stratford upon Avon which bear to the west immediately north of the station. A footbridge links platform 1 with island platform 2/3).

Each platform at the station is equipped with a real-time electronic information departure screen.

History

The station dates from 1852 (being opened by the Birmingham and Oxford Junction Railway), with the branch to Stratford via Bearley Junction opening in 1860 (this had a later extension from Bearley Junction to Alcester added in 1876).[1] It sits part way along a 5-mile (8 km) long rising section of line with a ruling gradient of 1 in 110 for northbound trains known as Hatton Bank - this section was often difficult to negotiate for heavy freights and the use of banking engines was commonplace. The station had its platforms extended in 1892 and further remodelling of the track in the area would follow over the next two decades. By 1939 the branch had been doubled, but the western end to Alcester was closed in 1951 and it reverted to single track in 1969, when signalling control was transferred to the newly commissioned panel box at Saltley.[1]

Services

The station is served primarily by the Chiltern Railways two-hourly Birmingham Moor Street to Leamington Spa local service and the two-hourly Leamington Spa to Stratford-Upon-Avon service during Monday–Saturday daytimes. The base pattern is however enhanced at peak times, with extra calls by Snow Hill – Marylebone trains, and West Midlands Trains stopping services between Leamington Spa and Stourbridge Junction/Kidderminster. On Sundays, there is one train per hour to Leamington and London and every two hours to Stratford and Birmingham.[2]

References

  1. ^ a b Warwickshire Railways - Hatton stationWarwickshire Railways; Retrieved 12 October 2016
  2. ^ GB National Railway Timetable May 2017 Edition, Table 71

External links

  • Train times and station information for Hatton railway station (England) from National Rail
  • Historical photographs of Hatton station at warwickshirerailways.com
  • Rail Around Birmingham and the West Midlands: Hatton station
Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Lapworth
Limited Service
  West Midlands Railway
Leamington-Worcester
  Warwick Parkway
Limited Service
Lapworth   Chiltern Railways
London to Birmingham
  Warwick Parkway
Claverdon
Limited Service
  Chiltern Railways
Leamington Spa to Stratford
 

Coordinates: 52°17′43″N 1°40′23″W / 52.2952°N 1.6730°W / 52.2952; -1.6730


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