Alresford (Essex) railway station

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Alresford National Rail
Alresford
Location
Place Alresford
Local authority Tendring
Grid reference TM064215
Operations
Station code ALR
Managed by Abellio Greater Anglia
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05 49,386
2005/06 Decrease 45,144
2006/07 Increase 48,966
2007/08 Decrease 46,833
2008/09 Increase 50,888
2009/10 Increase 56,012
2010/11 Increase 62,516
2011/12 Decrease 58,734
2012/13 Decrease 57,342
History
8 January 1866 Opened
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Alresford from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Alresford railway station in Essex, England, is on the Sunshine Coast Line in the village of Alresford, 7½ miles (12 km) southeast of Colchester. It is owned by Network Rail and managed by the train operating company Abellio Greater Anglia.

History[edit]

Opened by the Tendring Hundred Railway in 1866, then owned by the Great Eastern Railway, it became part of the London and North Eastern Railway during the Grouping of 1923. The line then passed on to the Eastern Region of British Railways upon nationalisation in 1948.

When sectorisation was introduced, the station was served by Network SouthEast until the Privatisation of British Rail.

As of February 2006, the original station house is almost derelict but is available to let. Tickets are sold from a small cabin close to Station Road. Until the level crossing gates were replaced with automatic barriers as part of the upgrade of the line in 2008/09,[1] the ticket clerk was also responsible for moving the level crossing gates each time a train passed.

Prior to electrification of the line, the ticket clerk operated the level crossing gates, home and distant signals on both the up and down lines, his own level crossing gate lock and the one for the level crossing a short distance down the line, at all times that the signal box was unmanned. Edward Burbage fulfilled this duty for nearly 50 years.

Services[edit]

The following services currently call at Alresford:

Operator Route Material Frequency Notes
Abellio Greater Anglia London Liverpool Street - Stratford - Shenfield - Chelmsford - Witham - Colchester - Wivenhoe - Alresford - Great Bentley - Thorpe-le-Soken - Clacton-on-Sea Class 321, Class 360 1x per hour Sundays only
Abellio Greater Anglia Colchester - Colchester Town - Hythe - Wivenhoe - Alresford - Great Bentley - Weeley - Thorpe-le-Soken - Kirby Cross - Frinton-on-Sea - Walton-on-the-Naze Class 321 1x per hour Monday-Saturday

References[edit]

  1. ^ "More reliable railway for Essex as £100m+ upgrade is completed". Network Rail. 2 Sep 2009. Retrieved 8 Sep 2011. 

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Greater Anglia
Historical railways
Line and station open
Great Eastern Railway
Line open, station closed

Coordinates: 51°51′14″N 0°59′49″E / 51.85389°N 0.99694°E / 51.85389; 0.99694