Braintree Freeport railway station
Braintree Freeport railway station in 2013
|Managed by||Greater Anglia|
|Number of platforms||1|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections|
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Key dates||Opened 1999|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
Braintree Freeport railway station is on the Braintree Branch Line in the East of England, serving the Braintree Village shopping centre (known formerly as Freeport). It is 44 miles 16 chains (71.13 km) down the 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 platform has an operational length for eight-coach trains.
The station is managed by 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.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
- "Station Usage and Demand Forecasts for Newly Opened Railway Lines and Stations" (PDF). Department for Transport. 27 August 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 April 2012. Retrieved 9 November 2011.
- 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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