Claverdon (CLV)

Claverdon is a stop on the branch line between Leamington Spa and Stratford-upon-Avon.

Type: National Rail
(Leamington Spa-
Stratford-upon-Avon Line)
Station code: CLV
Opened: 1860
Platforms: 1
The station was opened by the Great Western Railway in 1860, initially as a single broad-gauge line though it was converted to standard gauge in 1869. The station was built with a single siding which was converted into a goods loop in 1885 [1].

The line between Hatton and Bearley was doubled in 1938, a new station was built to the West of the original [2] with a second platform being added at Claverdon (the second line followed the alignment of the old goods loop, a new goods siding was also laid to replace the loop). New station buildings were built at the same time which in most cases still exist though not all now in railway ownership. The second track was lifted in 1969, the former platform still exists but it now overgrown with plants. The goods facilities are also now long gone.

Claverdon is now an unmanned halt though in the 1920s had a station master and two porters [3]. Claverdon is served by Chiltern Railways (mostly between Leamington and Stratford though some services go on through to London Marylebone). West Midlands Railway to and from Birmingham also stop at Claverdon once a day by request.
Chiltern 165 015 departs for Stratford-upon-Avon

Platform shelter and PIS

The former second platform is on the left, now heavily overgrown

Former station building

Station sign

Looking down the platform, the old station was the other side of the bridge

[1] Vic Mitchell & Keith Smith, Stratford-upon-Avon to Birmingham (Moor Street) (Middleton Press, 2006) Map. III
[2] Colin G. Maggs, The Branch Lines of Warwickshire (Amberley, 2011) p. 123
[3] Mitchell & Smith. Fig. 6