- Hampton-in-Arden railway station
Infobox UK station
name = Hampton-in-Arden
borough = Solihull
pte = West Midlands
code = HIA
zone = 5
lowusage0405 = 49,699
lowusage0506 = 51,573
lowusage0607 = 54,850
platforms = 2
start = 1884
Hampton-in-Arden railway station serves the village of
Hampton-in-Ardenin the West Midlands of England. It is situated on the West Coast Main Linebetween Coventryand Birmingham. The station, and all trains serving it, are operated by London Midland.
The present station dates from 1884, when it was built by the
London and North Western Railway. It replaced an earlier station dating from the opening of the London and Birmingham Railwayin 1837.
From 1839, Hampton-in-Arden became a junction at the southern end of the
Stonebridge Railway(part of the Birmingham and Derby Junction Railway, itself one of the constituents of the Midland Railway). This line, which connected with the Birmingham- Derbyline at Whitacre Heath, closed to passengers in 1917 and completely in 1935.
Prior to the opening of nearby Birmingham International station in 1976, fast trains between Birmingham New Street and London Euston called at Hampton-in-Arden, to provide a stop between Birmingham and Coventry and to serve Birmingham Airport. Evidence of the stopping of these longer trains remains with the exceptionally long platforms.
On Mondays to Saturdays, Hampton-in-Arden is served by two trains an hour between Birmingham New Street and Coventry, one of which continues to Northampton. On Sundays, there is an hourly service between Birmingham New Street and Coventry.
* [http://www.railaroundbirmingham.co.uk/Stations/hampton_in_arden.php Rail Around Birmingham and the West Midlands: Hampton-in-Arden station]
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