Hopton Heath Railway Station

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Hopton Heath railway station is a railway station (though in present times is more akin to a halt) in Hopton Heath, a hamlet in Shropshire, England (which is alternatively spelled as a single word "Hoptonheath"). It lies on the Heart of Wales Line, 25 1⁄2 miles (41.0 km) south west of Shrewsbury.

The station is situated in a very rural area; the nearest sizeable settlement is Hopton Castle and further afield are the larger villages of Clungunford and Leintwardine (the latter in Herefordshire). The station was for a number of years the least used National Rail station in Shropshire, however passenger numbers have recently increased and now Broome is the county's least used station.

The station and line was constructed by the Knighton Railway and opened in 1861. Further construction and route openings in 1865 and 1868 subsequently put the station on a through route between Shrewsbury and Swansea.

The railway station is located below street level, to the south of the B4385 road bridge. The original station building is now private houses. Originally there were two tracks running through, but one has been lifted with the "singling" of the line in general. The station has two platforms: the original, but now disused, Shrewsbury-bound platform extends entirely to the south of the bridge; the remaining passenger platform (originally for Swansea-bound trains, but now used for all trains) extends under the bridge, though at present only the part to the south is usually used by passengers.

Access to the platform is via steps from the road bridge or alternatively via a level footpath (which cycles are also allowed to use) which runs south from the station to the "Ashlea Pools" holiday park entrance.

Source: Wikipedia

Station Facts

Annual Usage Figures

Year Entry/Exit Interchange
2018 552 0
2017 650 0
2016 287 0
2015 587 0
2014 457 0
2013 431 0
2012 460 0
2011 354 0
2010 267 0
2009 259 0
2008 237 0
2007 103 0

Location Data

  • Unitary Authority Electoral Division (UTE): Clun
  • Civil Parish/community: Clungunford
  • UK Parliament Constituency: Ludlow
  • Unitary Authority: Shropshire Council
  • European Region: West Midlands

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