Marks Tey railway station

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Marks Tey National Rail
Marks Tey
Main-line platforms
Location
Place Marks Tey
Local authority Colchester, Essex
Grid reference TL916239
Operations
Station code MKT
Managed by Abellio Greater Anglia
Number of platforms 3
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05   0.384 million
2005/06 Increase 0.400 million
2006/07 Increase 0.432 million
2007/08 Increase 0.460 million
2008/09 Decrease 0.444 million
2009/10 Decrease 0.429 million
2010/11 Steady 0.429 million
2011/12 Increase 0.437 million
2012/13 Increase 0.473 million
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Marks Tey from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Cambridge train leaving Marks Tey in 1951

Marks Tey is a railway station serving the village of Marks Tey in Essex, England. The station is located on the Great Eastern Main Line and is also a junction for the Sudbury Branch Line.

The station is served by Abellio Greater Anglia. Marks Tey had a speed restriction of 70 mph heading towards London Liverpool Street, but had this restriction removed during the upgrading process of the GEML.

History[edit]

The station opened in 1844 for services on the Great Eastern Main Line and the Sudbury Branch Line followed in 1849. From that date until 1889 the station was known as Marks Tey Junction. The branch is only accessible to trains travelling in the up direction from Colchester towards London.[1]

The opening of the Colne Valley and Halstead Railway off the Sudbury branch in 1860 and the extension of the branch beyond Sudbury via the Stour Valley Railway in 1865 to Cambridge added importance to Marks Tey as a junction, allowing through trains from Colchester.

These passenger services were gradually cut back and the closure of the Sudbury to Cambridge link in March 1967 saw the end of through running.

The 1897 survey shows sidings on the upside at the country or Colchester end of the main line platform but the main concentration of sidings including a goods shed and a turntable are on the down side at the country end primarily servicing the branch line.[1]

Train services[edit]

The typical off-peak service along the Great Eastern Main Line is of two trains per hour to London Liverpool Street, and one per hour to each of Ipswich and Colchester Town. In addition there is an hourly service along the Gainsborough Line to Sudbury. The services are operated by Abellio Greater Anglia.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Abellio Greater Anglia
Abellio Greater Anglia

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Mitchell, Victor E. (April 2011). Eastern Main Lines - Shenfield to Ipswich. Midhurst: Middleton Press. Plan VIII. ISBN 978 1 906008 96 3. 

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Coordinates: 51°52′50.71″N 0°46′57.92″E / 51.8807528°N 0.7827556°E / 51.8807528; 0.7827556