Shelford railway station

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Shelford National Rail
Shelford Railway Station.jpg
Location
Place Great Shelford
Local authority District of South Cambridgeshire
Grid reference TL465522
Operations
Station code SED
Managed by Abellio Greater Anglia
Owned by Network Rail
Number of platforms 2
DfT category E
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Decrease 0.146 million
2012/13 Increase 0.154 million
2013/14 Decrease 0.153 million
2014/15 Increase 0.160 million
2015/16 Increase 0.175 million
History
Key dates Opened 1845 (1845)
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* 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.
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Shelford railway station serves the villages of Great Shelford, Little Shelford and Stapleford in Cambridgeshire, England.

History[edit]

The station was opened by the Eastern Counties Railway in 1845[1] and later became a junction with the opening of the Stour Valley Railway from Haverhill on 1 June 1865.[2] 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.[3]

Eminent theatre director Sir Peter Hall lived here in his early life when his father Reginald Hall was the stationmaster.[4][5][6]

Service patterns[edit]

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.[7]

The 'Down' train (away from London) goes to Cambridge.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Great Shelford conservation area" (PDF). scambs.gov.uk. South Cambridgeshire District Council. 2007. p. 5. Retrieved 24 July 2016. 
  2. ^ Wallis, Andy T (2011). Stour Valley Railway part 2 Through Time; Clare to Shelford & Audley End. Stroud: Amberley. p. 2. ISBN 9781445604732. 
  3. ^ "Disused Stations - Linton" Disused Stations Site Record;; Retrieved 17 June 2016
  4. ^ Fay, Stephen (1995). Power Play:The Life and Times of Peter Hall. London: Hodder and Stoughton. p. 25. 
  5. ^ "Peter Hall Biography". filmreference. 2008. Retrieved 2009-01-22. 
  6. ^ Current biography yearbook: Volume 23. H. W. Wilson Co. 1963. p. 179. 
  7. ^ Table 22 National Rail timetable, May 2016

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Whittlesford Parkway   Greater Anglia
West Anglia Main Line
  Cambridge
Disused railways
Cambridge
Line and station open
  Great Eastern Railway
Stour Valley Railway
  Pampisford
Line and station closed

Coordinates: 52°08′56″N 0°08′24″E / 52.149°N 0.140°E / 52.149; 0.140