Bures railway station

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Bures National Rail
Bures station.jpg
The station in 2016
Location
Place Bures
Local authority Braintree
Coordinates 51°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 reference TL903338
Operations
Station code BUE
Managed by Greater Anglia
Number of platforms 1
DfT category F2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Increase 53,944
2012/13 Increase 57,632
2013/14 Increase 60,172
2014/15 Increase 60,450
2015/16 Increase 61,586
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* 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]

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

Services[edit]

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

Operator Route Rolling stock Frequency
Greater Anglia Sudbury - Bures - Chappel & Wakes Colne - Marks Tey Class 153, Class 156 1x per hour

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