Shelford railway station

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Shelford National Rail
Shelford
Location
Place Great Shelford
Local authority South Cambridgeshire
Grid reference TL465522
Operations
Station code SED
Managed by Greater Anglia
Owned by Network Rail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05 Increase107,537
2005/06 Increase111,283
2006/07 Increase111,852
2007/08 Increase125,588
2008/09 Increase145,304
2009/10 Decrease137,754
2010/11 Increase149,778
2011/12 Decrease145,904
2012/13 Increase154,060
History
Key dates Opened 1845 (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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Shelford railway station serves the villages of Great Shelford, Little Shelford and Stapleford in Cambridgeshire, England.

History[edit]

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.

Service Patterns[edit]

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.

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Whittlesford Parkway   Greater Anglia
West Anglia Main Line
  Cambridge
Disused railways
Cambridge
Line and station open
  Great Eastern Railway
Stour Valley Railway
  Pampisford
Line and station closed

Coordinates: 52°08′56″N 0°08′24″E / 52.149°N 0.140°E / 52.149; 0.140