Bearley station was originally built as part of the
independent Stratford Upon Avon Railway which opened on 9th October 1860.
Operated by the GWR, it was originally a branch line from the GWR's Oxford to
Birmingham route, connecting at Hatton and for a few years it was of mixed
gauge being able to take broad gauge traffic from the beginning until 1869,
although after 1863 most trains were standard gauge.