Lakenheath railway station

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Lakenheath National Rail
Lakenheath
Location
Place Lakenheath
Local authority Forest Heath
Grid reference TL723863
Operations
Station code LAK
Managed by Greater Anglia
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05 Increase 103
2005/06 Increase 141
2006/07 Decrease 112
2007/08 Increase 552
2008/09 Decrease 536
2009/10 Decrease 370
2010/11 Increase 404
2011/12 Decrease 390
2012/13 Increase 440
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Lakenheath from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Lakenheath railway station serves the village of Lakenheath in Suffolk, England.

The station lies some three miles north of the village of Lakenheath, and is not within convenient walking distance of any sizable population. However, there is a population of over 10,000 people (Lakenheath village, Feltwell and Hockwold cum Wilton) within a 5-mile radius of the station.

Services at Lakenheath comprise one train in each direction on Saturdays and three trains in each direction on Sundays. There are no services on Mondays to Fridays. All services stop only on request and are provided by Greater Anglia railways, using Class 170 DMUs. On Saturdays, there is the 10:25 to Cambridge and the 15:40 to Norwich. On Sundays, there are the 10:00, 12:00, and 16:00 services to Cambridge and the 11:15, 13:14, and the 16:06 services to Norwich. East Midlands Trains services pass through the station but do not stop. Although the next station on the Line is Shippea Hill, there are no direct services between the two stations.

Lakenheath is one of the least used stations in the United Kingdom, according to the Strategic Rail Authority figures of 2003.

Lakenheath Station has seen somewhat of a boom in passenger numbers for the period 2007-2008. A fivefold increase in passengers using the station can be attributed to the number of services calling at the station on a Sunday to service the local RSPB nature reserve at Lakenheath Fen.

RSPB Lakenheath Fen is immediately adjacent to the station.

The signal box in June 2010 (Closed June 2012)

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Coordinates: 52°26′53″N 0°32′02″E / 52.448°N 0.534°E / 52.448; 0.534