North Fambridge railway station

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North Fambridge
National Rail
North Fambridge Station.jpg
LocationNorth Fambridge, Maldon
Grid referenceTQ856978
Managed byGreater Anglia
Other information
Station codeNFA
ClassificationDfT category F2
Opened1 July 1889
2015/16Increase 98,000
2016/17Decrease 96,430
2017/18Decrease 90,506
2018/19Decrease 83,038
2019/20Decrease 81,124
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road

North Fambridge railway station is on the Crouch Valley Line in the East of England, serving the village of North Fambridge, Essex. It is 37 miles 27 chains (60.09 km) down the line from London Liverpool Street and is situated between South Woodham Ferrers to the west and Althorne to the east. The Engineer's Line Reference for the line is WIS; the station's three-letter station code is NFA. The southern (westbound) platform has an operational length for eight-coach trains while the northern (eastbound) platform can accommodate nine coaches.[1]

The line and station were opened for goods on 1 June 1889 and to passenger services on 1 October 1889 by the Great Eastern Railway. Facilities then included two platforms, both provided with buildings and linked by a footbridge; a goods yard including cattle pens; and a 30-lever signal box, reduced to 10 after 1966.[2] The signal box was taken out of use on 1 December 1985 and demolished in February 1986. The original footbridge was replaced with a higher one prior to the electrification of the line in 1986.[2] Electrification using 25 kV overhead line electrification (OLE) was completed on 12 May 1986.

North Fambridge station is currently managed by Greater Anglia, which also operates all trains serving it. The typical off-peak service is of one westbound train every 40 minutes to Wickford and one eastbound train every 40 minutes to Southminster, with additional services at peak times. Some peak services continue to or from Shenfield and/or London Liverpool Street via the Great Eastern Main Line.

As North Fambridge is at the midpoint of this single-track line, its double-track configuration provides a passing loop to allow two trains to run on the line at any one time. The station was originally called Fambridge (with the code FAM) but this was changed to North Fambridge on 20 May 2007.


  1. ^ Martyn Brailsford (ed) (2016). Railway Track Diagrams Book 2 Eastern. Frome: Trackmaps. p. 10. ISBN 978-0-9549866-8-1.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  2. ^ a b Mitchell, Vic (2010). Branch Lines to Southend and Southminster. Midhurst Sussex: Middleton Press. ISBN 978-1-906008-76-5.

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Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
South Woodham Ferrers   Greater Anglia
Crouch Valley Line

Coordinates: 51°38′56″N 0°40′55″E / 51.649°N 0.682°E / 51.649; 0.682