Bures railway station

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Bures National Rail
Bures station.jpg
The station in 2016
Location
PlaceBures
Local authorityBraintree
Coordinates51°58′16″N 0°46′08″E / 51.971°N 0.769°E / 51.971; 0.769Coordinates: 51°58′16″N 0°46′08″E / 51.971°N 0.769°E / 51.971; 0.769
Grid referenceTL903338
Operations
Station codeBUE
Managed byGreater Anglia
Number of platforms1
DfT categoryF2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Increase 60,172
2014/15Increase 60,450
2015/16Increase 61,586
2016/17Increase 62,838
2017/18Decrease 58,680
National RailUK railway stations
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Bures from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Bures railway station in 1966

Bures railway station is on the Gainsborough Line, a branch off the Great Eastern Main Line to Sudbury, in the East of England, serving the village of Bures, which straddles the counties of Essex and Suffolk.

It is 6 miles 76 chains (11.18 km) down the line from Marks Tey and 53 miles 45 chains (86.20 km) measured from London Liverpool Street. It is situated between Chappel & Wakes Colne to the south and Sudbury to the north. Its three-letter station code is BUE. The platform has an operational length for four-coach trains.[1]

History[edit]

The station opened with the opening of the line from Marks Tey to Sudbury as part of the Stour Valley Railway on 2 July 1849.[2]

On 12 July 1887 one person was killed at Bures when part of a runaway train collided with a crossing gate.[3]

Today the station is managed by Greater Anglia, which also operates all trains serving it, as part of the East Anglia franchise. It is unstaffed and has one platform as the line is single-track. A self-service ticket machine was installed in 2017.

From December 2017 Bures was made a request stop during weekday off-peak times and throughout the weekend.

Services[edit]

The typical off-peak service is as follows:[4]

Operator Route Rolling stock Frequency Notes
Greater Anglia Sudbury - Bures (request stop off-peak) - Chappel & Wakes Colne - Marks Tey Class 153, Class 156 1x per hour Stops on request only outside weekday peaks

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brailsford, Martyn (2016). Railway Track Diagrams Volume 2 Eastern. Frome: Trackmaps. p. 5. ISBN 978-0-9549866-8-1.
  2. ^ http://www.disused-stations.org.uk/b/bures/index.shtml
  3. ^ http://www.railwaysarchive.co.uk/eventsummary.php?eventID=7167
  4. ^ Table 10 National Rail timetable, May 2016

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Chappel & Wakes Colne   Greater Anglia
Gainsborough Line
  Sudbury