Audley End railway station
|Audley End railway station in July 2012|
|Managed by||Greater Anglia|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|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 ( ) for a branch line to Saffron Walden, though this was closed in 1964.
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 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.
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. 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||Following station|
West Anglia Main Line
|Stansted Mountfitchet||Greater Anglia
West Anglia Main Line
Birmingham - Stansted Airport
|Saffron Walden||Great Eastern Railway
Saffron Walden Railway
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- Jowett, Alan (March 1989). Jowett's Railway Atlas of Great Britain and Ireland: From Pre-Grouping to the Present Day (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-8526-0086-1. OCLC 22311137.
- Sub Brit page about Saffron Walden Platform
- Station on navigable O.S. map
- GB National Rail Timetable December 2013 to May 2014, Table 22
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