Brampton (Suffolk) railway station

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Brampton National Rail
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Location
Place Redisham
Local authority Waveney
Coordinates 52°23′43″N 1°32′37″E / 52.3954°N 1.5437°E / 52.3954; 1.5437Coordinates: 52°23′43″N 1°32′37″E / 52.3954°N 1.5437°E / 52.3954; 1.5437
Grid reference TM411834
Operations
Station code BRP
Managed by Abellio Greater Anglia
Number of platforms 1
DfT category F1
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Decrease 6,052
2012/13 Increase 6,628
2013/14 Increase 7,284
2014/15 Increase 8,968
2015/16 Decrease 8,630
History
Original company East Suffolk Railway
Pre-grouping Great Eastern Railway
Post-grouping London and North Eastern Railway
4 December 1854 Opened as Brampton
1 June 1928 Renamed Brampton (Suffolk)
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Brampton from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Brampton railway station is on the East Suffolk Line in the east of England, serving the villages of Brampton, Redisham and surrounding hamlets in Suffolk. It is 104 miles 49 chains (168.4 km) down-line from London Liverpool Street via Ipswich, and is situated between Halesworth and Beccles. It is commonly suffixed as Brampton (Suffolk) in order to distinguish it from the station of the same name in Cumbria.

Brampton is a request stop, and the line typically sees one train per hour in each direction between Ipswich and Lowestoft. It is managed by Abellio Greater Anglia, which also operates all the trains.[1]

History[edit]

The station in 1963

The railway line between Halesworth and Haddiscoe was opened by the East Suffolk Railway (ESR) on 4 December 1854,[2] and the station at Brampton was opened on the same day.[3]

The ESR was absorbed by the Eastern Counties Railway in 1859, which in turn was amalgamated with other railways to form the Great Eastern Railway (GER) in 1862.[4] The GER's successor, the London and North Eastern Railway, added the county suffix "Brampton (Suffolk)" on 1 June 1928.[3]

Services[edit]

As of December 2016 the typical Monday-Saturday off-peak service at Brampton is as follows:

Operator Route Rolling stock Typical frequency
Abellio Greater Anglia Lowestoft - Oulton Broad South - Beccles - Brampton (on request) - Halesworth - Darsham - Saxmundham - Wickham Market - Melton - Woodbridge - Ipswich Class 153, Class 156, Class 170 1x per hour in each direction

On Sundays frequency reduces to one train every two hours in each direction. One weekday early-morning train is extended through to Harwich International and there is a return from there in the evening.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stuff, Good. "Brampton (Suffolk) Railway Station (BRP) - The ABC Railway Guide". abcrailwayguide.uk. Retrieved 2017-07-12. 
  2. ^ Allen, Cecil J. (1956) [1955]. The Great Eastern Railway (2nd ed.). Hampton Court: Ian Allan. p. 216. 
  3. ^ a b Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 42. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 
  4. ^ Awdry, Christopher (1990). Encyclopaedia of British Railway Companies. London: Guild Publishing. pp. 127, 126, 133. CN 8983. 
  5. ^ Table 13 National Rail timetable, May 2016

External links[edit]

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