Lakenheath railway station

Coordinates: 52°26′53″N 0°32′02″E / 52.448°N 0.534°E / 52.448; 0.534
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General information
LocationLakenheath, West Suffolk
Grid referenceTL723863
Managed byGreater Anglia
Other information
Station codeLAK
ClassificationDfT category F2
2017/18Decrease 468
2018/19Decrease 454
2019/20Decrease 416
2020/21Decrease 246
2021/22Increase 476
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road

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 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 registered just 476 passenger entries/exits in 2021/22, 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.


The former signal box, closed in June 2012

As of February 2023, on Saturdays there is one train to Stansted Airport departing at 11:13 and one train to Norwich departing at 15:50, and on Sundays there are three trains to Stansted Airport and four to Norwich. There is no weekday service.[1]

Trains stop on request only, and are operated by Greater Anglia, typically formed by brand new Class 755 diesel units which replaced the Class 170 trains used previously in 2019.


  1. ^ "Train timetable Valid from 11 December 2022 Cambridge to Ely, Peterborough and Norwich" (PDF). Greater Anglia. 11 December 2022. Retrieved 16 February 2023.

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