Stansted Mountfitchet railway station

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Stansted Mountfitchet National Rail
Stansted Mountfitchet
Location
Place Stansted Mountfitchet
Local authority Uttlesford
Grid reference TL514248
Operations
Station code SST
Managed by Greater Anglia
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
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Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05  0.352 million
2005/06 Increase 0.358 million
2006/07 Decrease 0.354 million
2007/08 Increase 0.384 million
2008/09 Increase 0.401 million
2009/10 Decrease 0.363 million
2010/11 Increase 0.396 million
2011/12 Increase 0.458 million
2012/13 Increase 0.485 million
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 Stansted Mountfitchet from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Stansted Mountfitchet railway station serves the village of Stansted Mountfitchet in Essex, England. The station, and all trains serving it, are operated by Greater Anglia.

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.[1]

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.

The station features a ticket office, passenger information screens and the 'flip clock' from the Network Southeast period on the London bound platform, which is still in working order.

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[edit]

The station appeared in the episode Judgement of Solomon of the 1990s TV drama Lovejoy.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stansted Station: A history by Ralph Phillips. Network Southeast 1990

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Bishop's Stortford   Greater Anglia
West Anglia Main Line
  Elsenham
or
Stansted Airport

Coordinates: 51°54′04″N 0°12′00″E / 51.901°N 0.200°E / 51.901; 0.200