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Dullingham railway station

Coordinates: 52°12′07″N 0°22′01″E / 52.202°N 0.367°E / 52.202; 0.367
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Signalbox and level crossing gates at Dullingham station
General information
LocationDullingham, East Cambridgeshire
Grid referenceTL617585
Owned byNetwork Rail
Managed byGreater Anglia
Other information
Station codeDUL
ClassificationDfT category F2
Original companyNewmarket and Chesterford Railway
Pre-groupingGreat Eastern Railway
Post-groupingLondon and North Eastern Railway
2018/19Increase 41,832
2019/20Decrease 35,086
2020/21Decrease 10,842
2021/22Increase 22,798
2022/23Increase 25,314
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road

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 Greater Anglia. Facilities are a ticket machine, a car park, bicycle storage and a small shelter on the platform by the signal box (on the village side). Originally opened by the Newmarket Railway in 1848 but closed in July 1850 to be reopened in September 1850[1] when the current route to/from Cambridge was completed the following year and the line east to Chippenham Junction (and thence to Bury St Edmunds and 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 Monday-Friday with the exception of the 16:44 and the 17:44 services from Cambridge. Sunday services typically call at both.

Train services[edit]

The following services currently call at Dullingham:[2]

Operator Route Material Frequency
Greater Anglia Cambridge - Dullingham - Newmarket - Kennett - Bury St Edmunds - Thurston - Elmswell - Stowmarket - Needham Market - Ipswich Class 755 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
Greater Anglia
Historical railways
Line open, station closed
Great Eastern Railway
Line and station open


  1. ^ "Disused Stations: Dullingham Station".
  2. ^ Table 14 National Rail timetable, May 2016

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