Audley End railway station

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Not to be confused with Lord Braybrooke's miniature railway, the Audley End Railway.
Audley End National Rail
Audley End station front.jpg
Audley End railway station in July 2012
Location
Place Wendens Ambo
Local authority District of Uttlesford
Coordinates 52°00′16″N 0°12′26″E / 52.0045°N 0.2073°E / 52.0045; 0.2073Coordinates: 52°00′16″N 0°12′26″E / 52.0045°N 0.2073°E / 52.0045; 0.2073
Grid reference TL516363
Operations
Station code AUD
Managed by Abellio Greater Anglia
Number of platforms 2
DfT category D
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2010/11 Increase 0.747 million
- Interchange  Increase 2,432
2011/12 Increase 0.751 million
- Interchange  Increase 5,392
2012/13 Increase 0.811 million
- Interchange  Decrease 4,986
2013/14 Increase 0.839 million
- Interchange  Increase 5,243
2014/15 Increase 0.879 million
- Interchange  Increase 6,887
History
30 July 1845 Station opens as Wenden
1 November 1848 Name changed to Audley End
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* 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.

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 (52°00′15″N 0°12′28″E / 52.0043°N 0.2077°E / 52.0043; 0.2077) for the branch line to Saffron Walden that was closed in 1964.

History[edit]

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 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.[1]

Services[edit]

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.[2] 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 National Rail Following station
Newport   Abellio Greater Anglia
West Anglia Main Line
Slow
  Great Chesterford
Bishops Stortford or
Tottenham Hale
  Abellio Greater Anglia
West Anglia Main Line
Liverpool Street-King's Lynn/Ely (peak hours only) & Semi-Fast
  Whittlesford Parkway
Stansted Airport   Abellio Greater Anglia
Stansted Airport/Bishops Stortford-Cambridge
  Whittlesford Parkway or
Cambridge
Stansted Airport   CrossCountry
Birmingham - Stansted Airport
  Cambridge
Disused railways
Saffron Walden   Great Eastern Railway
Saffron Walden Railway
  Terminus

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