Halesworth railway station

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Halesworth National Rail
Halesworth
Location
Place Halesworth
Local authority Waveney
Grid reference TM388778
Operations
Station code HAS
Managed by Greater Anglia
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
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Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05   49,454
2005/06 Decrease 47,153
2006/07 Increase 55,637
2007/08 Increase 69,597
2008/09 Increase 69,940
2009/10 Decrease 65,970
2010/11 Increase 73,212
2011/12 Increase 76,676
2012/13 Increase 84,350
History
Original company East Suffolk Railway
Pre-grouping Great Eastern Railway
Post-grouping London and North Eastern Railway
4 December 1854 Opened
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* 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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Halesworth is a railway station serving the town of Halesworth in Suffolk, England. The station is located on the Ipswich-Lowestoft East Suffolk Line.

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.[1] The crossing is now permanently closed.

Train services[edit]

The following services currently call at Halesworth:

  • 1 train per hour local service between Ipswich and Lowestoft
Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Greater Anglia
Disused railways
Interchange for the Southwold Railway

Southwold Railway[edit]

From 1879 to 1929 Halesworth was also the western terminus of the 3 ft (914 mm) gauge Southwold Railway which ran to Southwold 8 34 miles (14.1 km) away.[2]

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.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.dudleymall.co.uk/loclrail/lowipswich.htm#stat5
  2. ^ a b Mitchell, Vic & Smith, Keith (1984). Branch Line to Southwold. Middleton Press. ISBN 978-0-906520-15-4. 

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Coordinates: 52°20′49″N 1°30′22″E / 52.347°N 1.506°E / 52.347; 1.506