Lakenheath railway station

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Lakenheath National Rail
Lakenham Railway Station - geograph.org.uk - 1917807.jpg
Location
PlaceLakenheath
Local authorityForest Heath
Grid referenceTL723863
Operations
Station codeLAK
Managed byGreater Anglia
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryF2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Decrease 378
2014/15Increase 458
2015/16Decrease 416
2016/17Increase 518
2017/18Decrease 468
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Lakenheath from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Lakenheath railway station is on the Breckland Line in the east of England, serving the village of Lakenheath, Suffolk. The line runs between Cambridge in the west and Norwich in the east.

Lakenheath is situated between Shippea Hill and Brandon, 82 miles 39 chains (132.8 km) from London Liverpool Street via Ely.

The station lies some three miles north of the village and is not within convenient walking distance of any sizeable population. However, there is a population of over 10,000 people (in Lakenheath as well as Feltwell and Hockwold cum Wilton) within a five-mile radius of the station.

Lakenheath is one of the least-used stations in the United Kingdom, with just 468 passenger entries/exits in 2017/18, according to Office of Rail and Road estimates. The limited services that call at the station, on request and at weekends only, provide access to the RSPB Lakenheath Fen nature reserve immediately adjacent to the station.

Services[edit]

The former signal box, closed in June 2012

As of December 2015, on Saturdays there is one train to Cambridge and one train to Norwich, and on Sundays there are three trains to Cambridge and four to Norwich. There is no weekday service.

Trains stop on request only, and are operated by Greater Anglia, typically formed by Class 170 diesel units.

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Weekends only

Coordinates: 52°26′53″N 0°32′02″E / 52.448°N 0.534°E / 52.448; 0.534