Dullingham railway station

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Dullingham National Rail
Dullingham.jpg
Signalbox and level crossing gates at Dullingham station
Location
Place Dullingham
Local authority East Cambridgeshire
Grid reference TL617585
Operations
Station code DUL
Managed by Abellio Greater Anglia
Owned by Network Rail
Number of platforms 2
DfT category F2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Increase 27,466
2012/13 Increase 31,596
2013/14 Increase 36,536
2014/15 Increase 39,528
2015/16 Increase 45,812
History
Original company Newmarket and Chesterford Railway
Pre-grouping Great Eastern Railway
Post-grouping London and North Eastern Railway
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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 Dullingham from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Dullingham is a railway station that serves the village of Dullingham in Cambridgeshire, England. It is about 1 mile (1.6 km) north-west of the centre of the village. It is also the nearest railway station to the town of Haverhill in Suffolk, which is about 9 miles away. The station, and all trains serving it, are operated by Abellio Greater Anglia. Facilities are limited to a free car park and a small shelter on the platform by the signal box (on the village side). There is no ticket machine but there is a device to communicate with Greater Anglia control. Tickets are sold by the conductor on the train. Originally opened by the Newmarket Railway in 1850, the current route to/from Cambridge was completed the following year and the line east to Chippenham Junction (and hence to Bury St Edmunds & Ipswich) in 1854.

Dullingham is a remote passing loop on the otherwise single track between Cambridge and Chippenham Junction. There is a signal box and manually operated crossing gates. Although at casual inspection the station looks like a standard double-track station the train operation is somewhat different. The main line passes the platform closer to the village (platform 2); all Westbound services use this platform, but the main-line is signalled bi-directionally and unless trains are required to cross at Dullingham Eastbound services typically use this line too. At the time of writing (December 2012) the only regular passenger service to use the distant platform (platform 1) is the train at around 0800 to Ipswich which passes a train to Cambridge at Dullingham. The remote platform (on the loop line) is only signalled to allow Eastbound services to use it. Fast passing services always use the main line if possible - there is a speed restriction on the loop.

The service pattern typically alternates; trains either call at Dullingham or Kennett. Sunday services typically call at both. Timetables are not totally consistent in this way.

Train services[edit]

The following services currently call at Dullingham:[1]

Operator Route Material Frequency
Abellio Greater Anglia Cambridge - Dullingham - Newmarket - Kennett - Bury St Edmunds - Thurston - Elmswell - Stowmarket - Needham Market - Ipswich Class 170 Typically 1 stopping service every 2 hours and one service that does not stop on the other hours.
Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Abellio Greater Anglia
Dutchflyer
Cambridge-Amsterdam
Historical railways
Line open, station closed
Great Eastern Railway
Line and station open

References[edit]

  1. ^ Table 14 National Rail timetable, May 2016

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 52°12′07″N 0°22′01″E / 52.202°N 0.367°E / 52.202; 0.367