Halesworth railway station
|Managed by||Abellio Greater Anglia|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Original company||East Suffolk Railway|
|Pre-grouping||Great Eastern Railway|
|Post-grouping||London and North Eastern Railway|
|4 December 1854||Opened|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Halesworth from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
|UK Railways portal|
Halesworth railway station is on the East Suffolk Line in the east of England, serving the small town of Halesworth, Suffolk. It is also the nearest station to the seaside town of Southwold. It is 100 miles 53 chains (162.0 km) down-line from London Liverpool Street via Ipswich, and is situated between Darsham and Brampton. Its three-letter station code is HAS.
It is managed by Abellio Greater Anglia, which also operates all trains that call.
Halesworth station was formerly situated on a level crossing. However, it was unusual in that the platforms swung across the road rather than having typical crossing gates. The crossing is now permanently closed.
On the afternoon of 18 December 1941 a German Dornier bombed the station-house, killing the stationmaster, his wife and their young maid. The station-house was rebuilt but with a reduced size.
The station has been "adopted" by volunteers from the East Suffolk Lines Community Rail Partnership who maintain the planting and remove litter. (The station is unstaffed by Greater Anglia.)
As of December 2016[update] the typical Monday-Saturday off-peak service at Halesworth is as follows:
|Operator||Route||Rolling stock||Typical frequency|
|Abellio Greater Anglia||Lowestoft - Oulton Broad South - Beccles - Brampton (on request) - Halesworth - Darsham - Saxmundham - Wickham Market - Melton - Woodbridge - Ipswich||Class 153, Class 156, Class 170||1x per hour in each direction|
On Sundays frequency reduces to one train every two hours in each direction. Trains direct to and from London Liverpool Street were withdrawn in 2010.
The terminus was located alongside the main railway station, allowing cross-platform interchange of passengers and having transfer sheds for the exchange of goods between the narrow gauge wagons of the Southwold Railway and the standard gauge wagons used on the main line.
- "Roll of Honour - Suffolk - Halesworth". www.roll-of-honour.com. Retrieved 2016-01-17.
- "Halesworth Museum, Suffolk. Index Page". halesworthmuseum.org.uk. Retrieved 2016-01-17.
- "Halesworth Area Community Transport and bus hire, the 511 Community Bus serving Haleworth, Holton and district". www.hactbus.co.uk. Retrieved 2016-01-17.
- "East Suffolk Line - Community Rail Partnership". www.eastsuffolkline.com. Retrieved 2016-01-17.
- Table 13 National Rail timetable, May 2016
- Mitchell, Vic; Smith, Keith (1984). Branch Line to Southwold. Middleton Press. ISBN 978-0-906520-15-4.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Halesworth railway station.|
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|Abellio Greater Anglia|
|Interchange for the Southwold Railway|
|This article about a railway station in the East of England is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|