Alresford (Essex) railway station
|Managed by||Abellio Greater Anglia|
|Number of platforms||2|
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|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|8 January 1866||Opened|
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|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Alresford from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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Alresford railway station in Essex, England, is on the Sunshine Coast Line in the village of Alresford, 7½ miles (12 km) southeast of Colchester. It is owned by Network Rail and managed by the train operating company Abellio Greater Anglia.
Opened by the Tendring Hundred Railway in 1866, then owned by the Great Eastern Railway, it became part of the London and North Eastern Railway during the Grouping of 1923. The line then passed on to the Eastern Region of British Railways upon nationalisation in 1948.
As of February 2006, the original station house is almost derelict but is available to let. Tickets are sold from a small cabin close to Station Road. Until the level crossing gates were replaced with automatic barriers as part of the upgrade of the line in 2008/09, the ticket clerk was also responsible for moving the level crossing gates each time a train passed.
Prior to electrification of the line, the ticket clerk operated the level crossing gates, home and distant signals on both the up and down lines, his own level crossing gate lock and the one for the level crossing a short distance down the line, at all times that the signal box was unmanned. Edward Burbage fulfilled this duty for nearly 50 years.
The following services currently call at Alresford:
|Abellio Greater Anglia||London Liverpool Street - Stratford - Shenfield - Chelmsford - Witham - Colchester - Wivenhoe - Alresford - Great Bentley - Thorpe-le-Soken - Clacton-on-Sea||Class 321, Class 360||1x per hour||Sundays only|
|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||Monday-Saturday|
In the rush hour there are additional services that operate between Liverpool Street and Clacton.
- "More reliable railway for Essex as £100m+ upgrade is completed". Network Rail. 2 Sep 2009. Retrieved 8 Sep 2011.
- Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-8526-0508-1. OCLC 60251199.
- Jowett, Alan (2000). Jowett's Nationalised Railway Atlas (1st ed.). Penryn, Cornwall: Atlantic Transport Publishers. ISBN 0-9068-9999-0. OCLC 228266687.
- Station on navigable O.S. map
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Line and station open
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Line open, station closed