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Audley End railway station

Coordinates: 52°00′16″N 0°12′26″E / 52.0045°N 0.2073°E / 52.0045; 0.2073
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Audley End
National Rail
Audley End railway station in 2012
General information
LocationWendens Ambo, District of Uttlesford
Coordinates52°00′16″N 0°12′26″E / 52.0045°N 0.2073°E / 52.0045; 0.2073
Grid referenceTL516363
Managed byGreater Anglia
Other information
Station codeAUD
ClassificationDfT category D
Key dates
30 July 1845Opened as Wenden
1 November 1848Renamed Audley End
2018/19Decrease 0.979 million
 Interchange Decrease 8,458
2019/20Increase 1.007 million
 Interchange Decrease 7,180
2020/21Decrease 0.173 million
 Interchange Decrease 812
2021/22Increase 0.503 million
 Interchange Increase 2,883
2022/23Increase 0.624 million
 Interchange Increase 3,349
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road

Audley End railway station is on the West Anglia Main Line serving the village of Wendens Ambo and the town of Saffron Walden in Essex, England. It is 41 miles 55 chains (67.1 km) down the line from London Liverpool Street and is situated between Newport and Great Chesterford stations. Its three-letter station code is AUD.

The station is managed by Greater Anglia.


The station was opened in 1845 by the Eastern Counties Railway, which was absorbed into the Great Eastern Railway, and became part of the London and North Eastern Railway during the grouping of 1923. The station passed on to the Eastern Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948.

From 1865 the station also served as a junction with the branch line to Saffron Walden that began here and extended as far as Bartlow station where it met the Stour Valley Railway, but was closed in 1964. There used to be a platform at the eastern end of the station (52°00′15″N 0°12′28″E / 52.0043°N 0.2077°E / 52.0043; 0.2077) for terminating trains to and from Saffron Walden.

The station was served by Network SouthEast when BR sectorisation was introduced in the 1980s, until it was privatised.

Audley End station's name was changed on signs to Audley End for Saffron Walden in 2012. Sir Alan Haselhurst, MP for Saffron Walden, unveiled the re-branded signs on Friday 25 May.


Most services at Audley End are operated by Greater Anglia using Class 720 EMUs and Class 755 bi-mode trains.

The typical off-peak service in trains per hour is:[1]

During the peak hours, a number of services from London continue beyond Cambridge North to Ely.

The station is also served by a small number of early morning and late evening CrossCountry operated services between Stansted Airport and Birmingham New Street.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Newport or Bishop's Stortford   Greater Anglia
  Great Chesterford or Whittlesford Parkway
Greater Anglia
Stansted Airport Branch
Limited Service
Disused railways
Saffron Walden   Great Eastern Railway



  1. ^ Table 22, 47 National Rail timetable, May 2022


  • Butt, R. V. J. (October 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 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199. OL 11956311M.
  • Jowett, Alan (2000). Jowett's Nationalised Railway Atlas (1st ed.). Penryn, Cornwall: Atlantic Transport Publishers. ISBN 978-0-906899-99-1. OCLC 228266687.
  • Jowett, Alan (March 1989). Jowett's Railway Atlas of Great Britain and Ireland: From Pre-Grouping to the Present Day (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-086-0. OCLC 22311137.
  • Sub Brit page about Saffron Walden Platform
  • Station on navigable O.S. map

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