Audley End railway station

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Audley End
National Rail
Audley End station front.jpg
Audley End railway station in 2012
LocationWendens Ambo, District 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
Managed byGreater Anglia
Other information
Station codeAUD
ClassificationDfT category D
Key dates
30 July 1845Opened as Wenden
1 November 1848Renamed Audley End
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
2017/18Increase 1.012 million
 Interchange Increase 8,474
2018/19Decrease 0.979 million
 Interchange Decrease 8,458
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.

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.


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]


Audley End is served by trains operated by both Greater Anglia[2] and CrossCountry. As of the December 2019 timetable change, off peak services at the station in trains per hour are:

Greater Anglia


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

External links[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
  1. ^ "Latest News May 2012".
  2. ^ Table 22 National Rail timetable, May 2016