Braintree Freeport railway station
|Braintree Freeport station|
|Managed by||Abellio Greater Anglia|
|Number of platforms||1|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
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|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Key dates||Opened 1999|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* 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.|
|UK Railways portal|
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 Braintree Branch Line 44 miles (71 km) north east of London Liverpool Street railway station and has a platform shelter but no other facilities.
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. Services operate between Braintree and London Liverpool Street on Monday to Saturday, but only start and terminate at Witham on Sundays.
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.
There is an hourly service northbound to Braintree and southbound to London Liverpool Street.
- Baker, Stuart K. (October 2010) . Rail Atlas Great Britain & Ireland (12th ed.). Hersham: Oxford Publishing Co. p. 37, section A1. ISBN 978-0-86093-632-9. 1010/C.
- "Station Usage and Demand Forecasts for Newly Opened Railway Lines and Stations". Department for Transport. 2010-08-27. Retrieved 2011-11-09.
- Report on proposed footbridge from Essex County Council
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|Cressing||Abellio Greater Anglia
Braintree Branch Line
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