Audley End railway station
Audley End railway station in July 2012
|Local authority||District of Uttlesford|
|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*|
|30 July 1845||Station opens as Wenden|
|1 November 1848||Name changed to Audley End|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Audley End from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
|UK Railways portal|
Audley End railway station serves the village of Wendens Ambo and the town of Saffron Walden. The station is named after the manor of Audley End in Essex, England. There was a platform at the east end of the station ( ) for the branch line to Saffron Walden that was closed in 1964.
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.
The station has an off-peak service of two trains per hour southbound to London Liverpool Street and northbound to Cambridge. One of these is a stopping train calling at most intermediate stations in either direction (London-bound trains run fast south of Cheshunt calling only at Tottenham Hale before terminating at Liverpool Street), whilst the other is a semi-fast service calling only at Bishops Stortford, Harlow Town, Broxbourne, Cheshunt and Tottenham Hale southbound and Whittlesford Parkway northbound. Additional services call at peak times. The hourly CrossCountry service between Stansted Airport and Birmingham New Street via Peterborough and Leicester stops here and is supplemented by a roughly hourly Greater Anglia service running between Cambridge and Stansted Airport.
On Sundays there are two trains each hour to Cambridge (one express and one all stations) plus the hourly through service to Birmingham northbound and two trains each hour to Liverpool Street (one semi-fast and one stopping) and one train per hour to Stansted Airport (express).
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|Newport||Abellio Greater Anglia
West Anglia Main Line
|Bishops Stortford or
|Abellio Greater Anglia
West Anglia Main Line
Liverpool Street-King's Lynn/Ely (peak hours only) & Semi-Fast
|Stansted Airport||Abellio Greater Anglia
Stansted Airport/Bishops Stortford-Cambridge
|Whittlesford Parkway or
Birmingham - Stansted Airport
|Saffron Walden||Great Eastern Railway
Saffron Walden Railway
- 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 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199.
- 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
- Table 22 National Rail timetable, May 2016
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