Saxmundham railway station

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Saxmundham National Rail
Saxmundham.jpg
The station building on Platform 1 at Saxmundham
Location
Place Saxmundham
Local authority Suffolk Coastal
Grid reference TM385631
Operations
Station code SAX
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*
2010/11 Increase 112,874
2011/12 Increase 122,400
2012/13 Increase 132,418
2013/14 Increase 139,254
2014/15 Decrease 139,246
History
Key dates Opened 1859 (1859)
National RailUK railway stations
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Saxmundham from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Saxmundham is a railway station which serves the town of Saxmundham in Suffolk, England. It is located on the East Suffolk Line and is 22 12 miles (36.2 km) north east of Ipswich.

The signalling centre for the East Suffolk line is located in the signal cabin on the Lowestoft bound platform. This formerly served as the control centre while the line was signalled using the Radio Electronic Token Block system (RETB).

The station is served by Abellio Greater Anglia, which operates services between Ipswich and Lowestoft.

A branch line which formerly ran to Aldeburgh on the coast from just north of Saxmundham is still used for traffic to the nearby Sizewell Power Stations.

Saxmundham Station circa 1901

Services[edit]

The following services currently call at Saxmundham:

Operator Route Material Frequency Notes
Abellio Greater Anglia (Harwich International -) Ipswich - Woodbridge - Melton - Wickham Market - Saxmundham - Darsham - Halesworth - Brampton (Request Stop) - Beccles - Oulton Broad South - Lowestoft Class 170, Class 156 1x per hour; every 2 hours on Sundays Service to Harwich 1x per day

A number of services to/from Ipswich start or terminate here.

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

Coordinates: 52°12′54″N 1°29′24″E / 52.2150°N 1.4901°E / 52.2150; 1.4901