Mistley railway station

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Mistley National Rail
Mistley station from the road 2011.jpg
Location
Place Mistley
Local authority Tendring
Grid reference TM118317
Operations
Station code MIS
Managed by Abellio Greater Anglia
Number of platforms 2
DfT category F1
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
2013/14 Increase 64,492
2014/15 Increase 77,378
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 and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Mistley railway station is on the Mayflower Line, a branch of the Great Eastern Main Line, in the East of England, serving the village of Mistley, Essex. It is 61 miles 14 chains (98.5 km) down-line from London Liverpool Street and is situated between Manningtree to the west and Wrabness to the east. Its three-letter station code is MIS.

The station was opened by the Eastern Union Railway in 1854. It is currently operated by Abellio Greater Anglia, which also runs all trains serving the station.

History[edit]

Mistley was opened by the Eastern Union Railway in 1854 and the brick-built two-storey Italianate station building (now in alternative use) was probably designed by Frederick Barnes.[1] The building is Grade II listed.

There is a siding on the "up" side at the country (east) 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 London (west) end of the "down" side there are several sidings which were for movements to and from the malt works.[4]

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

Services[edit]

As of December 2015 the typical weekday off-peak service on the Mayflower Line is one train per hour in each direction, although some additional services run at peak times. Trains operate between Harwich Town and Manningtree calling at all stations, although some are extended to or from Colchester and/or London Liverpool Street.[6]

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. ^ Table 11 National Rail timetable, May 2016

External links[edit]

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

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Abellio Greater Anglia
Historical railways
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Great Eastern Railway
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