Bures railway station

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Bures station.jpg
The station in 2016
General information
LocationBures, Braintree
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
Managed byGreater Anglia
Other information
Station codeBUE
ClassificationDfT category F2
2017/18Decrease 58,680
2018/19Increase 60,432
2019/20Decrease 58,024
2020/21Decrease 8,626
2021/22Increase 35,712
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road
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) from London Liverpool Street, 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]


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]

The station is managed by Greater Anglia, which also operates all trains serving it, as part of the East Anglia franchise. The original station buildings having been demolished it is now unstaffed and has one platform as the line is single-track. A self-service ticket machine was installed in 2017 as part of a franchise commitment to install ticket machines at all Greater Anglia stations.

In December 2017 Bures was made a request stop during weekday off-peak times and throughout the weekend. However, from May 2019 it reverted to a regular stop with all trains calling.


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

Operator Route Rolling stock Frequency Notes
Greater Anglia Sudbury - Bures - Chappel & Wakes Colne - Marks Tey Class 755 1x per hour


  1. ^ Brailsford, Martyn (2016). Railway Track Diagrams Volume 2 Eastern. Frome: Trackmaps. p. 5. ISBN 978-0-9549866-8-1.
  2. ^ "Disused Stations: Bures Station".
  3. ^ "Accident at Bures on 12th July 1887 :: The Railways Archive".
  4. ^ Table 10 National Rail timetable, May 2016

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Chappel & Wakes Colne   Greater Anglia
Gainsborough Line