Great Chesterford railway station

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Great Chesterford National Rail
Greatchesterfordfront2.jpg
The station building
Location
Place Great Chesterford
Local authority District of Uttlesford
Grid reference TL504424
Operations
Station code GRC
Managed by Abellio Greater Anglia
Owned by Network Rail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05  86,829
2005/06 Decrease 86,059
2006/07 Increase 89,743
2007/08 Increase 97,849
2008/09 Increase 100,158
2009/10 Decrease 98,418
2010/11 Increase 116,328
2011/12 Increase 118,656
2012/13 Decrease 110,484
History
Original company Eastern Counties Railway[1]
Pre-grouping Great Eastern Railway
Post-grouping London and North Eastern Railway
30 Jul 1845 Opened as
Chesterford[1]
1 Jun 1875 Renamed to
Great Chesterford[1]
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Great Chesterford from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Great Chesterford railway station serves the village of Great Chesterford in Essex, England.

The station was once the point where the Newmarket Railway left the London-Cambridge main line. This route was authorised in 1846, opened on 3 January 1848 for goods, and to passengers three days later. The Newmarket branch was an early victim of poor finance leading to closure: it was temporarily closed on 30 June 1850 and reopened on 9 September 1850, but the section between Great Chesterford and Six Mile Bottom was closed permanently on 9 October 1851 with the opening of the direct line between Six Mile Bottom and Cambridge.[2] The next station to the north of Great Chesterford was Bourne Bridge.[3]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Audley End   Abellio Greater Anglia
West Anglia Main Line
Slow
  Whittlesford Parkway
Disused railways
Bourne Bridge
Line and station closed
  Newmarket Railway   Terminus

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c 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. pp. 59,108. ISBN 1-8526-0508-1. OCLC 60251199. 
  2. ^ Allen, Cecil J. (1956) [1955]. The Great Eastern Railway (2nd ed.). Hampton Court: Ian Allan. pp. 37–38, 43–45. 
  3. ^ Dewick, Tony (2002). Complete Atlas of Railway Station Names. Ian Allan. ISBN 0-7110-2798-6. 

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Coordinates: 52°03′36″N 0°11′38″E / 52.060°N 0.194°E / 52.060; 0.194