Audley End railway station

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Audley End National Rail
Audley End
Audley End railway station in July 2012
Location
Place Wendens Ambo
Local authority Uttlesford
Coordinates 52°00′16″N 0°12′26″E / 52.0045°N 0.2073°E / 52.0045; 0.2073Coordinates: 52°00′16″N 0°12′26″E / 52.0045°N 0.2073°E / 52.0045; 0.2073
Grid reference TL516363
Operations
Station code AUD
Managed by Greater Anglia
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05 0.751 million
2005/06 Decrease 0.721 million
2006/07 Increase 0.729 million
2007/08 Increase 0.774 million
2008/09 Decrease 0.766 million
2009/10 Decrease 0.723 million
2010/11 Increase 0.747 million
2011/12 Increase 0.751 million
2012/13 Increase 0.810 million
History
30 July 1845 Station opens as Wenden
1 November 1848 Name changed to Audley End
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Audley End from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Audley End railway station serves the small village of Wendens Ambo and the nearby town of Saffron Walden. The station is named after the manor of Audley End in Essex, England, also nearby. There was formerly a platform at the east end of the station (52°00′15″N 0°12′28″E / 52.0043°N 0.2077°E / 52.0043; 0.2077) for a branch line to Saffron Walden, though this was closed in 1964.

History[edit]

Opened by the Eastern Counties Railway, it was absorbed into the Great Eastern Railway, becoming part of the London and North Eastern Railway during the Grouping of 1923. The station then passed on to the Eastern Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948.

The station was served by Network SouthEast when Sectorisation was introduced in the 1980s, until the Privatisation of British Railways.

The station name was changed on signs to Audley End for Saffron Walden in 2012. Sir Alan Haselhurst, MP for Saffron Walden officially unveiled the re-branded signs at Audley End station on Friday 25 May at 11.30.[1]

Services[edit]

The station has a basic off-peak service of two trains per hour southbound to London Liverpool Street and northbound to Cambridge. One of these is a stopping train calling at most intermediate stations in either direction (London-bound trains run fast south of Cheshunt to Tottenham Hale & Liverpool Street), whilst the other is a semi-fast service calling only at Bishops Stortford, Harlow Town, Broxbourne, Cheshunt & Tottenham Hale southbound and Whittlesford Parkway northbound.[2] Additional services call at peak times. The hourly CrossCountry Trains service between Stansted Airport and Birmingham New Street via Peterborough and Leicester also stops here.

On Sundays there are two trains each hour to Cambridge (one express and one all stations) plus the hourly through service to Birmingham northbound and one train each hour to each of Liverpool Street (semi-fast), Stansted Airport (express) and Stratford (stopping) southbound.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Newport   Greater Anglia
West Anglia Main Line
  Great Chesterford
Stansted Mountfitchet   Greater Anglia
West Anglia Main Line
  Whittlesford Parkway
Cambridge   CrossCountry
Birmingham - Stansted Airport
  Stansted Airport
Disused railways
Saffron Walden   Great Eastern Railway
Saffron Walden Railway
  Terminus

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.railway-centre.com/latest-news-may-2012.html
  2. ^ GB National Rail Timetable December 2013 to May 2014, Table 22