Burnham-on-Crouch railway station

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Burnham-on-Crouch National Rail
Burnham-on-Crouch railway station, Essex.jpg
Burnham-on-Crouch railway station in 2013
Location
Place Burnham-on-Crouch
Local authority Maldon
Coordinates 51°38′01″N 0°48′43″E / 51.6336°N 0.8120°E / 51.6336; 0.8120Coordinates: 51°38′01″N 0°48′43″E / 51.6336°N 0.8120°E / 51.6336; 0.8120
Grid reference TQ947965
Operations
Station code BUU
Managed by Abellio Greater Anglia
Number of platforms 1
DfT category D
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2012/13 Increase 0.256 million
2013/14 Increase 0.293 million
2014/15 Decrease 0.279 million
2015/16 Decrease 0.261 million
2016/17 Decrease 0.249 million
History
Original company Great Eastern Railway
Pre-grouping Great Eastern Railway
Post-grouping London and North Eastern Railway
1 July 1889 (1889-07-01) Opened
National RailUK railway stations
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Burnham-on-Crouch from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Burnham-on-Crouch railway station is on the Crouch Valley Line in the East of England, serving the town of Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex. It is 43 miles 24 chains (69.68 km) down the line from London Liverpool Street and is situated between Althorne to the west and Southminster to the east. The Engineer's Line Reference for the line is WIS; the station's three-letter station code is BUU. The platform has an operational length for eight-coach trains. It is located near the Mangapps Railway Museum.

The line and station were opened on 1 June 1889 for goods and on 1 October 1889 for passenger services by the Great Eastern Railway in 1889. The station had two platforms both with station buildings and connected by a footbridge.[1] A 24-lever signal box was located on the north of the line to the west of the station; this was closed on 21 January 1967. There were sidings and a goods shed to the west of the station.[1] The line and station were passed to the London and North Eastern Railway following the Grouping of 1923. It then passed to the Eastern Region of British Railways upon nationalisation in 1948. The north platform was closed by 1969.[1] When sectorisation was introduced, Burnham-on-Crouch was served by Network SouthEast until the privatisation of British Rail. The line was electrified using 25kV overhead line electrification (OLE) on 12 May 1986.

Today the station is managed by Greater Anglia, which also operates all trains serving it.

Services[edit]

The typical off-peak service is of one westbound train every 40 minutes to Wickford and one eastbound train every 40 minutes to Southminster, with additional services at peak times. Some peak services continue to or from Shenfield and/or London Liverpool Street via the Great Eastern Main Line.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Mitchell, Vic (2010). Branch Lines to Southend and Southminster. Midhurst Sussex: Middleton Press. ISBN 978-1-906008-76-5. 

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Althorne   Greater Anglia
Crouch Valley Line
  Southminster