Braintree railway station
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|Managed by||Abellio Greater Anglia|
|Number of platforms||1|
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|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Original company||Eastern Counties Railway|
|Pre-grouping||Great Eastern Railway|
|Post-grouping||London and North Eastern Railway|
|2 October 1848||Opened as Braintree|
|22 February 1869||Re-sited|
|19 October 1910||Renamed Braintree & Bocking|
|After 1948||Renamed Braintree|
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|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Braintree from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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Braintree railway station is the northern terminus of the Braintree Branch Line from Witham in the East of England, serving the town of Braintree, Essex. It is 44 miles 79 chains (72.4 km) down-line from London Liverpool Street via Witham; the preceding station on the route is Braintree Freeport to the south.
Its three-letter station code is BTR. The station is currently managed by Abellio Greater Anglia, which also operates all trains serving it.
There have been two stations at Braintree. The first, which was the northern terminus of the Maldon, Witham & Braintree Railway, opened on 2 October 1848. That station was closed to passengers with the opening of the Bishop's Stortford, Dunmow & Braintree Railway on 22 February 1869, when the old terminus was replaced by a through-station on the new line. It continued as a goods depot until 1964. The new station was named Braintree & Bocking on 19 October 1910, but reverted to its original name of Braintree between 1948 and 1953. The station once featured in many model railway sets as "Braintree & Bocking" was the printed station name in the Airfix railway accessories. Passenger services on the route between Braintree and Bishop's Stortford ceased on 3 March 1952.
The typical off-peak service is of one train per hour 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.
- Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 42. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.
- Awdry, Christopher (1990). Encyclopaedia of British Railway Companies. London: Guild Publishing. p. 118. CN 8983.
- Rail (671). 1 June 2011. Missing or empty
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- Branch Lines Around Witham and Kelvedon Archived 10 August 2014 at the Wayback Machine.
- Peter Paye, (2010). Bishop's Stortford, Dunmow and Braintree Branch. Oakwood Press. ISBN 978-0-85361-708-2.
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|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|Braintree Freeport||Abellio Greater Anglia
Braintree Branch Line
|Terminus||Bishop's Stortford-Braintree Branch Line||Rayne|