Saxmundham railway station

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Saxmundham National Rail
Saxmundham Station - geograph.org.uk - 177042.jpg
Saxmundham railway station
Location
PlaceSaxmundham
Local authoritySuffolk Coastal
Grid referenceTM385631
Operations
Station codeSAX
Managed byAbellio Greater Anglia
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryF1
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Increase 0.139 million
2014/15Steady 0.139 million
2015/16Increase 0.147 million
2016/17Increase 0.152 million
2017/18Increase 0.154 million
History
Key datesOpened 1859 (1859)
National RailUK railway stations
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
* 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.
170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal
Saxmundham station, c. 1901

Saxmundham railway station is on the East Suffolk Line in the east of England, serving the town of Saxmundham, Suffolk. It is 22 miles 29 chains (36.0 km) down the line from Ipswich and 91 miles 11 chains (146.7 km) measured from London Liverpool Street; it is situated between Wickham Market and Darsham. Its three-letter station code is SAX.

It is managed by Abellio Greater Anglia, which also operates all trains that call.

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

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

Services[edit]

As of December 2016 the typical Monday-Saturday off-peak service at Saxmundham is as follows:

Operator Route Rolling stock Typical frequency
Abellio Greater Anglia Lowestoft - Oulton Broad South - Beccles - Brampton (on request) - Halesworth - Darsham - Saxmundham - Wickham Market - Melton - Woodbridge - Ipswich Class 153, Class 156, Class 170 1x per hour in each direction

On Sundays frequency reduces to one train every two hours in each direction. Trains direct to and from London Liverpool Street were withdrawn in 2010.

One weekday early-morning train is extended through to Harwich International and there is a return from there in the evening.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Table 13 National Rail timetable, May 2016

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Abellio Greater Anglia
Historical railways
TerminusGreat 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