Kelvedon railway station

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Kelvedon National Rail
Kelvedon railway station in 2006.jpg
Location
Place Kelvedon and Feering
Local authority District of Braintree
Coordinates 51°50′27″N 0°42′10″E / 51.8409°N 0.7027°E / 51.8409; 0.7027Coordinates: 51°50′27″N 0°42′10″E / 51.8409°N 0.7027°E / 51.8409; 0.7027
Grid reference TL862192
Operations
Station code KEL
Managed by Abellio Greater Anglia
Number of platforms 2
DfT category C2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05   0.775 million
2005/06 Decrease 0.760 million
2006/07 Increase 0.787 million
2007/08 Increase 0.799 million
2008/09 Decrease 0.797 million
2009/10 Decrease 0.763 million
2010/11 Increase 0.791 million
2011/12 Increase 0.827 million
2012/13 Decrease 0.813 million
2013/14 Increase 0.837 million
History
Original company Eastern Counties Railway
Pre-grouping Great Eastern Railway
Post-grouping London and North Eastern Railway
29 March 1843 Station opened
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Kelvedon from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Kelvedon is a railway station serving the villages of Kelvedon and Feering in Essex. The station is located on the Great Eastern Main Line. It is also the closest station to the large settlements of Coggeshall and Tiptree. To the north-east, on the other side of Station Road, was Kelvedon Low Level railway station, which until 1951 was the terminus of the now-closed Kelvedon and Tollesbury Light Railway.

History[edit]

The section of the Eastern Counties Railway between Brentwood and Colchester was opened on 29 March 1843,[1] and one of the original stations was that at Kelvedon.[2]

In common with most rural stations Kelvedon handled local goods and the 1923 plan shows sidings with cattle pens on the up side at the London end, and sidings with a goods shed on the down side at the London end of the station.[3] There was also a large warehouse which was used by King Seeds for many years on the down side.[4] The goods yard closed on 7 December 1964.[5]

There was a link line to the Kelvedon Low Level railway station with a drop of 1 in 50 which joined the main line at the country end of the up line.[5]

The station complex was controlled by a signal box at the London end of the up platform which closed on 3 December 1961 when Witham power box became responsible for the section through to Marks Tey.[5]

Train services[edit]

The following services currently call at Kelvedon:

Operator Route Material Frequency Notes
Abellio Greater Anglia London Liverpool Street - Stratford - Shenfield - Chelmsford - Hatfield Peverel - Witham - Kelvedon - Marks Tey - Colchester - Manningtree - Ipswich Class 321, Class 360 1x per hour Also stops at Ingatestone on Sundays
Abellio Greater Anglia London Liverpool Street - Stratford - Romford - Shenfield - Ingatestone - Chelmsford - Witham - Kelvedon - Marks Tey - Colchester - Colchester Town Class 321, Class 360 1x per hour Not Sundays
Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Abellio Greater Anglia
Abellio Greater Anglia
Dutchflyer
London-Amsterdam
Disused railways
Interchange with Kelvedon (KTLR) on the Kelvedon and Tollesbury Light Railway

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allen, Cecil J. (1956) [1955]. The Great Eastern Railway (2nd ed.). Hampton Court: Ian Allan. pp. 8,214. 
  2. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 129. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 
  3. ^ Mitchell, Victor E. (April 2011). Eastern Main Lines - Shenfield to Ipswich. Midhurst: Middleton Press. Plan VII. ISBN 978 1 906008 96 3. 
  4. ^ Mitchell 2011, Plate 58
  5. ^ a b c Mitchell 2011, Plate 60

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