Hatton (HTN)

Hatton is a station in Warwickshire, it is a junction of the Chiltern Main Line and a branch line to Stratford-upon-Avon. On the main line the station is between Lapworth and Warwick Parkway.
Chiltern 165 026 arrives with a service from Stratford-upon-Avon

Type: National Rail (Chiltern Main Line)
Station code: HTN
Opened: 1852
Platforms: 3

The station was opened by the Birmingham & Oxford Junction Railway in 1852 at Hatton Junction. Later on the station was owned by the Great Western Railway. The station was pretty extensive with brick buildings on both platforms with canopies [1]. The station also had a goods yard and a turntable. Hatton also once served a further branch to Alcester (via Bearley) though this line has now closed.

The original station buildings and goods yard have now long gone and the station is an unmanned halt with just a couple of bus shelters, a footbridge and a permit to travel machine. Access between the two platforms is via a footbridge. One platform is an island serving the Stratford-upon-Avon branch.

During the day there are services between Birmingham Moor Street and Leamington Spa every couple of hours and regular services between Leamington Spa and Stratford-upon-Avon. There are also a few services through to Worcester and London Marylebone in the mornings and evenings. Most services are operated by Chiltern Railways (who manage the station) with a few by West Midlands Railways.
66 005 heads through with an (empty) freightliner train

WMR 172 341 departs for Birmingham

Another 66 hauled freightliner passes through

Chiltern 165 009 arrives

Station footbridge

[1] Vic Mitchell & Keith Smith, Stratford-upon-Avon to Birmingham (Moor Street) (Middleton Press, 2006) Fig. 3