Shelford railway station
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|Local authority||District of South Cambridgeshire|
|Managed by||Abellio Greater Anglia|
|Owned by||Network Rail|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Key dates||Opened 1845|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Shelford from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
|UK Railways portal|
The station was opened by the Eastern Counties Railway in 1845 and later became a junction with the opening of the Stour Valley Railway from Haverhill on 1 June 1865. The subsequent completion of the line onwards to Sudbury a few months later created a through link with Colchester on the Great Eastern Main Line. This was used by through holiday trains between Clacton-on-Sea and the East/West Midlands in LNER and British Rail days but then fell victim to the Beeching Axe, closing to all traffic on 6 March 1967.
A train leaves hourly in each direction off peak and half-hourly peak. The 'Up' (London) train calls at Whittlesford, Great Chesterford, Audley End, Newport (Essex), Elsenham, Stansted Mountfitchet, Bishops Stortford, Sawbridgeworth, Harlow Mill, Harlow Town, Roydon, Broxbourne, Cheshunt and Tottenham Hale before terminating at Liverpool Street.
The 'Down' train (away from London) goes to Cambridge.
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- Wallis, Andy T (2011). Stour Valley Railway part 2 Through Time; Clare to Shelford & Audley End. Stroud: Amberley. p. 2. ISBN 9781445604732.
- "Disused Stations - Linton" Disused Stations Site Record;; Retrieved 17 June 2016
- Fay, Stephen (1995). Power Play:The Life and Times of Peter Hall. London: Hodder and Stoughton. p. 25.
- "Peter Hall Biography". filmreference. 2008. Retrieved 2009-01-22.
- Current biography yearbook: Volume 23. H. W. Wilson Co. 1963. p. 179.
- Table 22 National Rail timetable, May 2016
- Train times and station information for Shelford railway station from National Rail
- "Estimates of Station Usage". orr.gov.uk. Office of Rail Regulation. Retrieved 14 March 2015.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|Whittlesford Parkway||Greater Anglia
West Anglia Main Line
Line and station open
|Great Eastern Railway
Stour Valley Railway
Line and station closed
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