Clacton-on-Sea railway station
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|Number of platforms||4|
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The station is one of the termini of the branch line to Colchester Town, Clacton-on-Sea and Walton-on-the-Naze which diverges from the Great Eastern Main Line at Colchester. The branch is promoted as the Sunshine Coast Line. There is a frequent train service between Clacton and London Liverpool Street.
The spur from Thorpe-le-Soken was built by the Clacton-on-Sea Railway and operated by the Great Eastern Railway. It opened in July 1882 some 15 years after the line to Walton-on-the-Naze was opened.
The station itself has a sizeable concourse sheltered by a glazed roof. There is a traction depot just outside the station, with some stabling sidings alongside the station itself.
Its name was changed from Clacton to Clacton-on-Sea railway station in May 2007.
Although services are operated by Greater Anglia, the sign on top of the ticket office and main entrance still reads First Great Eastern; a reminder of the franchise holder prior to 2004.
The following services currently call at Clacton-on-Sea:
|Greater Anglia||London Liverpool Street - Stratford - Shenfield - Chelmsford - Witham - Colchester - Wivenhoe - Thorpe-le-Soken - Clacton-on-Sea||Class 321, Class 360||1x per hour||Also calls at Marks Tey, Alresford and Great Bentley on Sundays|
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Typically the service is as follows:
- 1 tph to London Liverpool Street
During the morning peak this is increased: typically there are 4 tph, and subsequently trains depart every 20 to 30 minutes.
The last train Monday to Friday terminates at Colchester.
- Body, Geoffrey (1986). PSL Field Guide, Railways of the Eastern Region; Vol 1: Southern Operating Area. Wellingborough: Patrick Stevens Ltd. p. 45. ISBN 0-85059-712-9.
- Changes to National Rail timetable from Sunday 20th May 2007 National Rail. Retrieved 2007-19-05