Great Chesterford railway station
The station building
|Local authority||District of Uttlesford|
|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*|
|Original company||Eastern Counties Railway|
|Pre-grouping||Great Eastern Railway|
|Post-grouping||London and North Eastern Railway|
|30 Jul 1845||Opened as
|1 Jun 1875||Renamed to
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* 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.|
|UK Railways portal|
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. The next station to the north of Great Chesterford was Bourne Bridge.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|Audley End||Abellio Greater Anglia
West Anglia Main Line
Line and station closed
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- Allen, Cecil J. (1956) . The Great Eastern Railway (2nd ed.). Hampton Court: Ian Allan. pp. 37–38, 43–45.
- Dewick, Tony (2002). Complete Atlas of Railway Station Names. Ian Allan. ISBN 0-7110-2798-6.
- Table 22 National Rail timetable, May 2016
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