The branch was opened in 1859, but Hacheston Halt was not opened until 1922 in an attempt by the Great Eastern Railway to improve the passenger receipts on the branch.  This was a very basic station and did not even possess a platform so passengers had to use a ladder to get on and off the trains that called at the station.
^Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN1-8526-0508-1. OCLC60251199.
^Great Eastern Railway Society Journal 131 pages 130-137 Stanley C Jenkins (July 2007)