Stansted Mountfitchet railway station
|Managed by||Greater Anglia|
|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 Stansted Mountfitchet from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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The station, which was opened by the Eastern Counties Railway in 1845, was originally known simply as Stansted. It was renamed to its current name in 1990 to avoid potential confusion with the forthcoming station at nearby Stansted Airport, although a local resident, Joseph J. Green, requested such a name change as early as 1890.
The station has services to London Liverpool Street, Cambridge, Stansted Airport with services to Stratford on Sundays only, this has been the case since all weekday and Saturday services to Stratford were cut back to Bishop's Stortford from the December 2011 timetable change. All services through this station are operated by Class 379 EMUs and Class 317 EMUs units with very rare appearances from Class 315 EMUs.
The station building is the original from the opening of the station in 1845. There was a left luggage office on the London bound platform, but this is now boarded up.
Both platforms were extended to accommodate 12-coach trains in December 2011, though initially no 12-coach trains are scheduled to call.
In popular culture
The station appeared in the episode Judgement of Solomon of the 1990s TV drama Lovejoy.
- Stansted Station: A history by Ralph Phillips. Network Southeast 1990
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|Bishop's Stortford||Greater Anglia
West Anglia Main Line