Stowmarket railway station

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Stowmarket National Rail
Stowmarket
The front of the station
Location
Place Stowmarket
Local authority Mid Suffolk
Grid reference TM051588
Operations
Station code SMK
Managed by Abellio Greater Anglia
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05 Increase 417,729
2005/06 Increase 453,271
2006/07 Increase 545,670
2007/08 Increase 705,682
2008/09 Increase 751,802
2009/10 Increase 756,484
2010/11 Increase 855,692
2011/12 Increase 879,814
2012/13 Increase 927,856
History
Key dates Opened 1846 (1846)
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Stowmarket from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Stowmarket railway station serves the town of Stowmarket in Suffolk, England. The station is on the Great Eastern Main Line from London Liverpool Street to Norwich. It is also the junction of the line to Bury St Edmunds. It is served by Abellio Greater Anglia.

History[edit]

The station was opened by the Ipswich and Bury Railway in 1846 with red brick main buildings in a flamboyant Jacobean manner by Frederick Barnes. The buildings, which are Grade II listed, were restored in 1987.[1] The line through the station was electrifed by British Rail in 1985.

Description[edit]

A small convenience store selling hot and cold drinks, magazines, newspapers, snacks and cigarettes is on Platform 2. Disabled access between platforms is possible using the Stowupland Road level crossing.

The sidings at Marsh Lane, south of the station, are used by Direct Rail Services as a locomotive stabling point. A crew office is provided on Platform 1 of the station.

Services[edit]

The Abellio Greater Anglia services calling at Stowmarket in 2014 consist of trains between London Liverpool Street/Ipswich and Norwich and others between Ipswich and Cambridge or Peterborough via Bury St Edmunds.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Abellio Greater Anglia
Abellio Greater Anglia
Ipswich-Peterborough
Abellio Greater Anglia
Dutchflyer
Cambridge-Amsterdam
Historical railways
Line open, station closed
Great Eastern Railway
Line and station open
Anglia Railways
A Class 170 calls with a service to Peterborough

Bus services[edit]

These services depart from the forecourt of the station or on Stowupland Road. Other services depart from the centre of Stowmarket. These services are operated by First and Galloway.

  • 87 (Ipswich - Claydon - Needham Market - Stowmarket - Station - Cedars Park - Stowupland)
  • 384 (Station - Stowmarket - Haughley - Wetherden - Elmswell - Woolpit - Thurston - Moreton Hall - Bury St Edmunds)
  • 385 (Stowmarket - Station - Old Newton - Haughley - Wetherden - Elmswell - Woolpit - Norton - Thurston - Moreton Hall)
  • 456 (Stowmarket - Station - Old Newton - Bacton - Wyverstone - Finningham - Stoke Ash - Eye - Mellis - Diss)
  • 456 (Stowmarket - Station - Old Newton - Bacton - Wyverstone - Finningham - Gislingham)
  • 457 (Stowmarket - Station - Mendlesham - Finningham)
  • 459 (Stowmarket - Station - Stowupland - Mendlesham)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Biddle, Gordon (2003). Britain's Historic Railway Buildings. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-866247-5. 

External links[edit]

Images of England entry

Coordinates: 52°11′24″N 1°00′00″E / 52.190°N 1.000°E / 52.190; 1.000