Whittlesea railway station

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This article is about the railway station in Cambridgeshire, England. For the former railway station in Melbourne, Australia, see Whittlesea railway station, Melbourne.
Whittlesea National Rail
Whittlesea
Looking west from platform 2 towards platform 1 and the level crossing
Location
Place Whittlesey
Local authority Fenland
Coordinates 52°32′57″N 0°07′06″W / 52.5493°N 0.1184°W / 52.5493; -0.1184Coordinates: 52°32′57″N 0°07′06″W / 52.5493°N 0.1184°W / 52.5493; -0.1184
Grid reference TL277963
Operations
Station code WLE
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 16,467
2005/06 Increase 16,770
2006/07 Increase 22,148
2007/08 Increase 26,064
2008/09 Decrease 24,896
2009/10 Decrease 23,506
2010/11 Decrease 23,474
2011/12 Decrease 22,534
2012/13 Increase 23,494
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Whittlesea from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Whittlesea railway station serves the town of Whittlesey in Cambridgeshire, England. Whittlesea is an older spelling of the town's name.[citation needed]

All the original station buildings are long demolished, and only the two platforms remain. Unlike many railway crossings, the gates are not automatic and are still opened and closed by hand by a person who sits in a small hut-like building by the crossing.

In September 1968, the Flying Scotsman visited the station to have its tender refilled with water.

Services[edit]

Abellio Greater Anglia currently operate a two hourly service to Ipswich (1 hr 43 mins) and return to Peterborough (11 mins). CrossCountry only operate three daily trains Monday-Saturday to Cambridge, with two extended to Stansted Airport, and two services to Birmingham New Street. East Midlands Trains operate a service to Liverpool Lime Street Monday-Saturday only.

On Sundays, Greater Anglia operate five services to Ipswich (1 hr 43 mins) and return to Peterborough (11 mins).

Preceding station   National Rail National Rail   Following station
Greater Anglia
CrossCountry
Limited Service
East Midlands Trains
Limited Service
Limited Service
Historical railways
Line open, station closed
Great Eastern Railway
Line open, station closed

Layout[edit]

Side Platform
Platform 1
National Rail logo.svg National Rail towards Peterborough Arrow right.svg
National Rail logo.svg National Rail towards Ely Arrow left.svg
Platform 2
Side Platform

External links[edit]

Media related to Whittlesea railway station at Wikimedia Commons