Hampton Loade station has two platforms and a signal box, allowing trains travelling in opposite directions to pass. The next stations in the UpIn reference to the direction of travel means towards the major terminus (i.e. towards Kidderminster on the present day SVR) direction towards Kidderminster are Country Park Halt and then Highley, and the next station in the DownIn reference to the direction of travel means away from the major terminus (i.e. towards Bridgnorth on the present day SVR) direction is Bridgnorth, where the line terminates. During the early years of SVRSevern Valley Railway operation (early 1970s) Hampton Loade formed the southern terminus. Evidence of this remains in the form of the presence of the down starting signal on platform 2, which is normally only used for up trains.
During periods of lighter traffic, when Hampton Loade signal box is switched out, all trains use platform 1, adjacent to the station house. In late 2014 the railway announced that as the station house had become vacant, plans were under way for it to be converted into SVRSevern Valley Railway volunteers' accommodation. However, this is still subject to final agreements and costings between SVRSevern Valley Railway Holdings PLC and Hampton Loade Station Fund, and as such should not be considered a 'done deal' just yet.
The crossing loop at Hampton Loade is the shortest on the railway, only able to hold a loco and 8 full-length coaches.
- SVRSevern Valley Railway(H) notice board issue NBINotice Board Issue. The SVR's on-line method of circulating information to working members.-H-194 "October-December 2014 Round UpIn reference to the direction of travel means towards the major terminus (i.e. towards Kidderminster on the present day SVR)", published on SVRLive.