Audley End railway station

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Audley End National Rail
Audley End station front.jpg
Audley End railway station in 2012
Location
PlaceWendens Ambo
Local authorityDistrict of Uttlesford
Coordinates52°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 referenceTL516363
Operations
Station codeAUD
Managed byGreater Anglia
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryD
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2012/13Increase 0.811 million
– Interchange Decrease 4,986
2013/14Increase 0.839 million
– Interchange Increase 5,243
2014/15Increase 0.879 million
– Interchange Increase 6,887
2015/16Increase 0.929 million
– Interchange Decrease 6,317
2016/17Increase 0.931 million
– Interchange Increase 7,240
History
30 July 1845Opened as Wenden
1 November 1848Renamed Audley End
National RailUK railway stations
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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.
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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.

There was 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 a 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).

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Newport   Greater Anglia
West Anglia Main Line
  Great Chesterford
Stansted Airport   CrossCountry
Birmingham - Stansted Airport
  Cambridge
Disused railways
Saffron Walden   Great Eastern Railway
Saffron Walden Railway
  Terminus

References[edit]

  • 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