Brandon railway station
|Managed by||Greater Anglia|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Original company||Eastern Counties Railway|
|Pre-grouping||Great Eastern Railway|
|Post-grouping||London and North Eastern Railway|
|30 July 1845||Opened as Brandon|
|1 July 1923||Renamed Brandon (Norfolk)|
|1 March 1925||Renamed Brandon|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Brandon from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
|UK Railways portal|
Brandon railway station serves the town of Brandon in Suffolk, England, although the station is actually situated across the county boundary in Norfolk. The station is managed by Greater Anglia, which provides services east to Thetford, Attleborough, Wymondham and Norwich, and west to Ely and Cambridge. Brandon station has been un-staffed since the 1980s.
Currently, the station is served by (approximately) hourly services west to Cambridge and east to Norwich, operated by Greater Anglia. East Midlands Trains operates a single morning service to Norwich (07:20 Monday to Friday; 07:22 on Saturday; no service Sunday).
Prior to the re-introduction of a direct service between Cambridge and Norwich by Anglia Railways (the franchise now incorporated into Greater Anglia), Central Trains served the station as a stop on its route between Norwich and Liverpool. The Norwich to Liverpool route is now operated by East Midlands Trains.
Brandon station saw a large jump in the number of passengers using the station in 2007–2008; this shows a growing demand for rail travel in the area and also bears testament to the value of a regular and frequent rail service at rural stations. The current regular hourly service was publicised and introduced in 2007.
Until Spring 2009, an original telegraph pole route remained in situ from here to Wymondham. This was one of the last remaining in the UK.
Friends of Brandon Station
In January 2006 the Friends of Brandon Station launched an initiative to look after the station, improve the appearance and facilities, promote the fast and frequent services to Norwich, Ely and Cambridge, and to seek a new tenant for the station buildings, with the ultimate goal of re-opening the station to the public. The Friends have joined both ACorP (the Association of Community Rail Partnerships) and the Adopt-a-Station scheme operated by National Express East Anglia.
In popular culture
- Dad's Army locations Retrieved 10 February 2013
- Train times and station information for Brandon railway station from National Rail
- The Brandon, Suffolk Website
- Friends of Brandon Station
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|East Midlands Trains