Braintree Freeport railway station
Braintree Freeport railway station in 2013
|Managed by||Abellio Greater Anglia|
|Number of platforms||1|
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|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Key dates||Opened 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 44 miles 16 chains (71.1 km) down-line from London Liverpool Street via Witham and it is situated between Cressing to the south and Braintree to the north. Its three-letter station code is BTP.
The station is managed by Abellio Greater Anglia, which also operates all trains serving it.
The station was opened on 8 November 1999. 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.
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.
- Baker, Stuart K. (October 2010) . Rail Atlas Great Britain & Ireland (12th ed.). Hersham: Oxford Publishing Co. p. 37, section A1. ISBN 978-0-86093-632-9. 1010/C.
- "Station Usage and Demand Forecasts for Newly Opened Railway Lines and Stations" (PDF). Department for Transport. 2010-08-27. Retrieved 2011-11-09.
- Report on proposed footbridge from Essex County Council
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|Cressing||Abellio Greater Anglia
Braintree Branch Line
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