Thorpe-le-Soken railway station

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Thorpe-le-Soken National Rail
Thorpe-le-Soken
Location
Place Thorpe-le-Soken
Local authority Tendring
Coordinates 51°50′53″N 1°09′43″E / 51.848°N 1.162°E / 51.848; 1.162Coordinates: 51°50′53″N 1°09′43″E / 51.848°N 1.162°E / 51.848; 1.162
Grid reference TM178212
Operations
Station code TLS
Managed by Abellio Greater Anglia
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05 Decrease 0.135 million
2005/06 Decrease 0.132 million
2006/07 Decrease 0.129 million
2007/08 Steady 0.129 million
2008/09 Decrease 0.124 million
2009/10 Decrease 0.118 million
2010/11 Increase 0.124 million
2011/12 Steady 0.124 million
2012/13 Decrease 0.121 million
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Thorpe-le-Soken from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Thorpe-le-Soken railway station serves the village of Thorpe-le-Soken in Essex, England. The station is 1 mile from the village centre.

History[edit]

It was opened as Thorpe by the Great Eastern Railway on 28 July 1866 on the Tendring Hundred extension. It was renamed Thorpe le Soken on 1 March 1900.[1]

There are currently two platforms at Thorpe-le-Soken. They are both situated on an island platform, only accessible by a footbridge. There is a clearly visible platform and trackbed on what would be Platform 3. This is continuous with the stations on the Walton branch line, Kirby Cross, Frinton-on-Sea and Walton-on-the-Naze. One of the double tracks that were originally on the line to Walton has been completely taken up.

Train services[edit]

The following services currently call at Thorpe-le-Soken:

Operator Route Material Frequency Notes
Abellio Greater Anglia London Liverpool Street - Stratford - Shenfield - Ingatestone - Chelmsford - Witham - Colchester - Wivenhoe - Thorpe-le-Soken - Clacton-on-Sea Class 321, Class 360 1x per hour Also calls at Marks Tey, Alresford and Great Bentley on Sundays
Abellio Greater Anglia Colchester - Colchester Town - Hythe - Wivenhoe - Alresford - Great Bentley - Weeley - Thorpe-le-Soken - Kirby Cross - Frinton-on-Sea - Walton-on-the-Naze Class 321 1x per hour Not between Colchester and Thorpe-le-Soken on Sundays
Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Abellio Greater Anglia
Abellio Greater Anglia

Services[edit]

Typical Monday to Saturday off-peak services are as follows:

Westbound

Eastbound

  • 1tph to Clacton-on-Sea only.
  • 1tph To Walton-on-the-Naze calling at Kirby Cross and Frinton-on-Sea

On Sundays this becomes:

Westbound

Eastbound

Interchanges at Thorpe-le-Soken are always with a same direction connection. For example if you leave a Clacton-bound train at Thorpe-le-Soken, a Walton-on-the-Naze service is at Platform 2. Waiting for a service to Colchester Town takes another half an hour and vice versa with the London bound services.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Butt, R.V.J., (1995) The Directory of Railway Stations, Yeovil: Patrick Stephens

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