Halesworth railway station
|Managed by||Greater Anglia|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
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|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Original company||East Suffolk Railway|
|Pre-grouping||Great Eastern Railway|
|Post-grouping||London and North Eastern Railway|
|4 December 1854||Opened|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Halesworth from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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It is the nearest station to the town of Southwold, although some passengers from Southwold prefer to use Darsham station.
The station is served by Greater Anglia, who operate services between Ipswich and Lowestoft. The cabin from the mechanical signal box at Halesworth has been preserved at the County School railway station on the Mid-Norfolk Railway in Norfolk.
Halesworth station was formerly situated on a level crossing. However, it was unusual in that the station platforms swung across the road rather than having the more typical gates. The crossing is now permanently closed.
The following services currently call at Halesworth:
- 1 train per hour local service between Ipswich and Lowestoft
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|Interchange for the Southwold Railway|
The terminus was located alongside the mainline station, allowing cross platform interchange of passengers and having transfer sheds for the exchange of goods between the narrow gauge wagons of the Southwold Railway and the standard gauge wagons used on the main line.
- Mitchell, Vic & Smith, Keith (1984). Branch Line to Southwold. Middleton Press. ISBN 978-0-906520-15-4.
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