Mistley railway station

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Mistley National Rail
Mistley
Location
Place Mistley
Local authority Tendring
Grid reference TM118317
Operations
Station code MIS
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*
2004/05   31,787
2005/06 Increase 39,975
2006/07 Increase 43,368
2007/08 Increase 48,600
2008/09 Increase 49,682
2009/10 Increase 53,722
2010/11 Increase 57,120
2011/12 Increase 63,314
2012/13 Decrease 59,548
History
Key dates Opened 1854 (1854)
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Mistley from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Mistley is a railway station serving the village of Mistley, in Essex, England. The station, and all trains serving it, are operated by Abellio Greater Anglia. It is situated on the Manningtee to Harwich 'Mayflower Line'.

History[edit]

It was opened by the Eastern Union Railway in 1854 and the brick-built two-storey Italianate station building (not now in railway use) was probably designed by Frederick Barnes.[1]

There is a siding on the up side at the country end which earlier had additionally included a long curved incline which allowed goods movements down to the quayside using horse power.[2] This was later replaced by a spur with a much steeper incline down to the quays on the down side at the country end.[3]

At the West or London end of the downside there are several sidings which were for movements to and from the malt works.[4]

There was a signal box at the west end of the down platform, which having been taken out of service was rescued by the East Anglian Railway Museum. It is a Grade 1 listed building and today is again fully operational at the E.A.R.M at Chappel and Wakes Colne.[5]

Train services[edit]

In 2013 the service on the 'Mayflower Line' sees an hourly train for most of the week, although a few extra services run during the morning and evening peak Monday to Friday. They operate between Manningtree and Harwich Town calling at all stations, although a few trains are extended to or from Colchester or London Liverpool Street.[6]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Abellio Greater Anglia
Historical railways
Line and station open
Great Eastern Railway
Line open, station closed

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kay, Peter (2006). Essex Railway Heritage. Wivenhoe: Peter Kay. ISBN 978-1-899890-40-8. 
  2. ^ Mitchell, Vic (June 2011). Branch Lines to Harwich and Hadleigh. Midhurst: Middleton Press. plan III 1897 survey. ISBN 978-1-908174-02-4. 
  3. ^ Mitchell 2011, plan III and plate 19
  4. ^ Mitchell 2011, plan III and plate 24
  5. ^ "East Anglian Railway Museum". Retrieved 28 February 2012. 
  6. ^ "London - Chelmsford, Colchester, Walton-on-Naze, Clacton, Harwich, Ipswich and Norwich" (PDF). Electronic National Rail Timetable. National Rail. 2012-12-09. Retrieved 2013-02-15. 

Coordinates: 51°56′38″N 1°04′52″E / 51.944°N 1.081°E / 51.944; 1.081