Haughley railway station

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Haughley
Location
Place Haughley
Area Suffolk
Operations
Original company Eastern Union Railway[1]
Pre-grouping Great Eastern Railway
Post-grouping LNER
History
2 Jul 1849[1] Opened as
Haughley Junction
1866[1] Renamed
Haughley Road
1890[1] Renamed
Haughley
1 Jul 1923[1] Renamed
Haughley West
Sep 1932[1] Renamed
Haughley
1967 Closed
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Haughley railway station was located in Haughley, Suffolk on the Great Eastern Main Line between Liverpool Street Station and Norwich. It opened on 7 July 1849 named Haughley Junction and was a replacement for a station named Haughley Road which had been in service from 1846 to 1849 at location TM 02981 63319 on the line to Elmswell.[1]

Haughley railway station also served two other lines, the line to Bury St Edmunds, Cambridge and Ely and the Mid-Suffolk Light Railway. Originally the Mid-Suffolk Light Railway's operation was confined to an adjacent but separate terminus but it was closed in 1925 when all services were diverted to the main line station .

Haughley closed with effect from 2 January 1967 as part of the Beeching Axe and most of the station building was demolished as well as the three platforms and the two signalboxes, the turntable filled in and the sidings removed. Today[when?] only the stationmaster's house remains.

Former Services
Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Finningham   Great Eastern Railway
Main Line
  Stowmarket
Elmswell   Great Eastern Railway   Junction
Terminus   Mid-Suffolk Light Railway
Laxfield Branch
  Mendlesham

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g 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. p. 115. ISBN 1-8526-0508-1. OCLC 60251199. 

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Coordinates: 52°13′18″N 0°59′15″E / 52.2216°N 0.9874°E / 52.2216; 0.9874