Braintree Freeport railway station

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Braintree Freeport National Rail
Braintree Freeport station in 2013.JPG
Braintree Freeport railway station in 2013
Location
Place Braintree
Local authority Braintree
Coordinates 51°52′08″N 0°34′01″E / 51.869°N 0.567°E / 51.869; 0.567Coordinates: 51°52′08″N 0°34′01″E / 51.869°N 0.567°E / 51.869; 0.567
Grid reference TL769220
Operations
Station code BTP
Managed by Abellio Greater Anglia
Number of platforms 1
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
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Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05 24,438
2005/06 Decrease 22,156
2006/07 Increase 29,099
2007/08 Increase 37,038
2008/09 Increase 53,610
2009/10 Increase 57,928
2010/11 Increase 64,728
2011/12 Decrease 55,772
2012/13 Increase 59,530
History
Key dates Opened 1999 (1999)
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Braintree Freeport from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Braintree Freeport railway station is on the Braintree Branch Line in the East of England, serving the Freeport out-of-town shopping centre in Braintree, Essex. It is 18 miles 54 chains (30.1 km) up-line from Bishop's Stortford (from where a former branch line once ran) and it is situated between Cressing to the south and Braintree to the north. Its three-letter station code is BTP.[1]

The station is managed by Abellio Greater Anglia, which also operates all trains serving it.

History[edit]

The station was opened on 8 November 1999.[2] There is a single, unstaffed platform with a shelter and a self-service ticket machine but there is no station building or other facilities.

Despite having 1,500 free car-parking spaces for the shopping centre and there being no pay machines on site, a charge has been implemented for long-stay car parking beyond six hours for which users pay via phone or online.

Services[edit]

The typical off-peak service is of one train per hour to Braintree and one to Witham, where Monday-Saturday services continue onto the Great Eastern Main Line for London Liverpool Street. On Sundays services terminate at Witham and passengers travelling on towards London must change for a connecting train.

Services are typically formed by Class 321 electric multiple units, but occasionally Class 360 units may be utilised.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Baker, Stuart K. (October 2010) [1977]. Rail Atlas Great Britain & Ireland (12th ed.). Hersham: Oxford Publishing Co. p. 37, section A1. ISBN 978-0-86093-632-9. 1010/C. 
  2. ^ "Station Usage and Demand Forecasts for Newly Opened Railway Lines and Stations" (PDF). Department for Transport. 2010-08-27. Retrieved 2011-11-09. 

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Cressing   Abellio Greater Anglia
Braintree Branch Line
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