Braintree Freeport railway station

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Braintree Freeport National Rail
Braintree Freeport
Braintree Freeport station
Location
Place Braintree
Local authority Braintree
Coordinates 51°52′08″N 0°34′01″E / 51.869°N 0.567°E / 51.869; 0.567Coordinates: 51°52′08″N 0°34′01″E / 51.869°N 0.567°E / 51.869; 0.567
Grid reference TL769220
Operations
Station code BTP
Managed by Abellio Greater Anglia
Number of platforms 1
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05 24,438
2005/06 Decrease 22,156
2006/07 Increase 29,099
2007/08 Increase 37,038
2008/09 Increase 53,610
2009/10 Increase 57,928
2010/11 Increase 64,728
2011/12 Decrease 55,772
2012/13 Increase 59,530
History
Key dates Opened 1999 (1999)
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Braintree Freeport from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Braintree Freeport railway station serves the large Freeport out-of-town outlet shopping centre on the southern outskirts of Braintree, Essex, England. The unstaffed single platform station is located on the Witham/Braintree Branch Line 44 miles (71 km) north east of London Liverpool Street railway station and has a platform shelter but no other facilities.

Adjacent stations are Cressing to the south-east and Braintree to the north-west.[1] The station opened on 8 November 1999.[2]

The station is served and operated by the Abellio Greater Anglia railway operating company. All services are scheduled to be operated by Class 321 electric multiple units, but occasionally Class 360 or Class 315 EMUs replace them. Most services operate between Braintree and London Liverpool Street, joining the Great Eastern Main Line at Witham railway station.

A self-service ticket machine has been provided on the station platform.

Despite having 1,500 free car parking spaces for the shopping centre and there being no pay machines on site, there has now been a charge implemented for long stay car parking beyond six hours with which you have to pay via phone or online, likely to catch out train users as signs in the car park are scarce.

Services[edit]

There is generally an hourly daily hourly service northbound to Braintree and southbound to London Liverpool Street.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Baker, Stuart K. (October 2010) [1977]. Rail Atlas Great Britain & Ireland (12th ed.). Hersham: Oxford Publishing Co. p. 37, section A1. ISBN 978-0-86093-632-9. 1010/C. 
  2. ^ "Station Usage and Demand Forecasts for Newly Opened Railway Lines and Stations". Department for Transport. 2010-08-27. Retrieved 2011-11-09. 

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Cressing   Abellio Greater Anglia
Braintree Branch Line
  Braintree