Shelford railway station
|Local authority||South Cambridgeshire|
|Managed by||Greater Anglia|
|Owned by||Network Rail|
|Number of platforms||2|
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|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Key dates||Opened 1845|
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|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Shelford from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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The station was opened by the Eastern Counties Railway in 1845 and later became a junction with the opening of the Stour Valley Railway from Haverhill on 1 June 1865. The subsequent completion of the line onwards to Sudbury a few months later created a through link with Colchester on the Great Eastern main line. This was used by through holiday trains between Clacton-on-Sea and the East/West Midlands in LNER and British Rail days but then fell victim to the Beeching Axe, closing to all traffic on 6 March 1967.
A train leaves hourly in each direction. The 'up' (London) train calls at Whittlesford, Great Chesterford, Audley End, Newport (Essex), Elsenham, Stansted Mountfitchet, Bishops Stortford, Sawbridgeworth, Harlow Mill, Harlow Town, Roydon, Broxbourne and Cheshunt (and Waltham Cross, Enfield Lock, Brimsdown and Ponders End on Sundays) before Tottenham Hale and the terminus-either London Liverpool Street (Mondays-Saturdays) or Stratford (Sundays).
The 'down' train (away from London) train goes to Cambridge. Only five trains per week from Shelford go further (Monday-Friday); calling at Cambridge and Waterbeach before terminating at Ely.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|Whittlesford Parkway||Greater Anglia
West Anglia Main Line
Line and station open
|Great Eastern Railway
Stour Valley Railway
Line and station closed
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