Framlingham railway station

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The Former Railway Station, Framlingham - - 1909559.jpg
The former station, now retail space
Place Framlingham
Area Suffolk
Original company East Suffolk Railway[1]
Pre-grouping Great Eastern Railway
Post-grouping London and North Eastern Railway
Eastern Region of British Railways
Platforms 1
1 June 1859 Opened[1]
3 November 1952 Closed to passengers[1]
April 1963 Closed[1]
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Framlingham railway station was located in Framlingham, Suffolk, UK and was the terminus station on the Framlingham Branch.

It opened on 1 June 1859 and closed to passengers in 1952, and to freight in 1963. The first company to operate trains to the station was the Eastern Counties Railway, which had taken over from the East Suffolk Railway Company that built the branch line.

The station was served by trains that operated between Framlingham and Wickham Market operated by the Great Eastern Railway between 1862 and December 1922, the London and North Eastern Railway (1923 to 1947) and British Railways until the withdrawal of passenger services in November 1952.

Goods services were withdrawn in April 1963.[2]

The station dealt with significant goods traffic until the 1950s and also had a small single tracked engine shed where the branch engine was kept overnight. This was a sub shed belonging to the Ipswich Locomotive District and on 1 January 1922 GER Class C32 (later LNER F3) 2-4-2T no 1066 was allocated there.[3]

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Terminus   Great Eastern Railway
Framlingham Branch


  1. ^ a b c d Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 99. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199. 
  2. ^ Great Eastern Railway Society Journal 131 pages 130-137 Stanley C Jenkins (July 2007)
  3. ^ Hawkins, Chris; Reeves, George (1987). Great Eastern Railway Engine Shed Part 2. Didcot UK: Wild Swan. pp. 250,377. ISBN 0 906867 48 7. 

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Coordinates: 52°13′07″N 1°20′35″E / 52.2185°N 1.3430°E / 52.2185; 1.3430