Warwick railway station

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Warwick railway station, Warwickshire, geograph-4045638-by-Nigel-Thompson.jpg
Warwick station in 2013, looking west towards Birmingham.
Location
Place Warwick
Local authority District of Warwick
Coordinates 52°17′11″N 1°34′55″W / 52.2865°N 1.5819°W / 52.2865; -1.5819Coordinates: 52°17′11″N 1°34′55″W / 52.2865°N 1.5819°W / 52.2865; -1.5819
Grid reference SP286654
Operations
Station code WRW
Managed by Chiltern Railways
Number of platforms 2
DfT category D
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2012/13 Decrease 0.522 million
2013/14 Increase 0.562 million
2014/15 Decrease 0.555 million
2015/16 Increase 0.568 million
2016/17 Increase 0.595 million
History
Key dates Opened 1852 (1852)
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Warwick from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Warwick railway station serves the town of Warwick in Warwickshire, England. The station is served by Chiltern Railways (who manage the station), and also less frequently by West Midlands Trains and CrossCountry. It is located around half a mile north of the town centre.

Warwick is also served by Warwick Parkway railway station on the town's outskirts, which opened in 2000.

History

Warwick station was opened on 1 October 1852 by the Great Western Railway on their main line between Oxford and Birmingham. The station's platforms were extended in length in the 1890s. The station formerly had an additional bay platform on the western side, which in steam days was often used to hold the Bank engine used to assist heavy goods trains up Hatton Bank towards Birmingham.[1] The original buildings on the 'up' (London bound) platform were demolished in 1964.[2]

Platforms and facilities

The main station building is on the Birmingham bound Platform 1, a subway links this to the London bound Platform 2, which has only a basic shelter.[3]

The station is equipped with real-time electronic information departure boards, A staffed ticket office is open for part of the day; there is also a self-service ticket machine located outside the station building, which is on the northbound platform. There is an indoor waiting room by Platform 1 and two outside waiting shelters, one on each platform. There is a 'Permit-to-Travel' machine on the northbound platform.[4] In 2012 a cafe selling drinks and snacks opened on Platform 1.[5] Although car parking is available at the station it is limited and there is a charge for it. A local taxi company called Castle Cabs shares the main station building with Chiltern Railways.[4]

Services

Most trains calling here are Chiltern Railways trains between London Marylebone and Birmingham Snow Hill (hourly) or Leamington Spa & either Stratford-upon-Avon or Birmingham Moor Street (both two-hourly). At peak times, these are augmented by a few West Midlands Trains services between Leamington Spa and Stourbridge Junction/Kidderminster or Worcester Shrub Hill.[6] Chiltern also run a limited weekday peak through service between Marylebone & Kidderminster that stops here.

Gallery

References

  1. ^ "Warwick Station". Warwickshire Railways. Retrieved 5 March 2018. 
  2. ^ "Warwick Station: gwrw2197". Warwickshire Railways. Retrieved 5 March 2018. 
  3. ^ "Warwick Station 1852 - Present". Rail Around Birmingham and the West Midlands. Retrieved 5 March 2018. 
  4. ^ a b "Warwick station plan". Network Rail. Retrieved 5 March 2018. 
  5. ^ The cafes food hygiene score on scoresonthedoors.org.uk
  6. ^ Table 71 National Rail timetable, May 2016

External links

  • Train times and station information for Warwick railway station from National Rail
  • Photographs of Warwick railway station from Warwickshire Railways
  • Rail Around Birmingham and the West Midlands: Warwick station
Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Warwick Parkway   Chiltern Railways
London to Birmingham
  Leamington Spa
  Chiltern Railways
Chiltern Main Line fast services
 
  Chiltern Railways
Leamington Spa to Stratford-upon-Avon
 
Warwick Parkway
Limited Service
  West Midlands Railway
Leamington-Worcester
  Leamington Spa
Limited Service
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