Marks Tey railway station
|Local authority||Colchester, Essex|
|Managed by||Abellio Greater Anglia|
|Number of platforms||3|
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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A British Rail Class 156 at platform 3 typical of the trains used on the Sudbury branch
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