Bures railway station
The station in 2016
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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.
The station is currently operated 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.
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. On 12 July 1887 one person was killed at Bures when part of a runaway train collided with a crossing gate.
The typical off-peak service is as follows:
|Greater Anglia||Sudbury - Bures - Chappel & Wakes Colne - Marks Tey||Class 153, Class 156||1x per hour|
- Brailsford, Martyn (2016). Railway Track Diagrams Volume 2 Eastern. Frome: Trackmaps. p. 5. ISBN 978-0-9549866-8-1.
- Table 10 National Rail timetable, May 2016
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- History of the railway line from Marks Tey to Sudbury, particularly around Bures
- History page at Subterranea Britannica
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