Brampton (Suffolk) railway station

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Brampton National Rail
Brampton
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 Greater Anglia
Number of platforms 1
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05 4,609
2005/06 Increase5,033
2006/07 Increase5,229
2007/08 Increase5,569
2008/09 Increase7,300
2009/10 Decrease5,980
2010/11 Increase6,826
2011/12 Decrease6,052
2012/13 Increase6,628
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 Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Brampton is a railway station serving the villages of Brampton and Redisham in Suffolk, England, which is approximately 1½ miles away. The station is located on the Ipswich-Lowestoft East Suffolk Line.

The station is served by Greater Anglia, who operate services between Ipswich and Lowestoft.

Since 9 December 2012 the station has been served by an hourly service through to Lowestoft. It also became a request stop.

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,[1] and a station at Brampton was opened the same day.[2] 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.[3] The GER's successor, the London and North Eastern Railway, renamed the station Brampton (Suffolk) on 1 June 1928.[2]

Train services[edit]

The following services currently call at Brampton:

  • 1x per hour local service Ipswich - Woodbridge - Saxmundham - Halesworth - Beccles - Lowestoft
Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Greater Anglia

Bus services[edit]

The following service departs from outside the station:

  • 522 Beccles - Brampton Station - Halesworth

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allen, Cecil J. (1956) [1955]. The Great Eastern Railway (2nd ed.). Hampton Court: Ian Allan. p. 216. 
  2. ^ a b Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 42. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 
  3. ^ Awdry, Christopher (1990). Encyclopaedia of British Railway Companies. London: Guild Publishing. pp. 127, 126, 133. CN 8983. 

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