South Woodham Ferrers railway station

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South Woodham Ferrers National Rail
South Woodham Ferrers railway station in 2008.jpg
Location
Place South Woodham Ferrers
Local authority Chelmsford
Grid reference TQ804977
Operations
Station code SOF
Managed by Abellio Greater Anglia
Number of platforms 1
DfT category C2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Decrease 0.538 million
2012/13 Increase 0.554 million
2013/14 Increase 0.584 million
2014/15 Increase 0.592 million
2015/16 Decrease 0.571 million
History
Key dates Opened 1 July 1889 (1 July 1889)
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at South Woodham Ferrers from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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South Woodham Ferrers railway station is on the Crouch Valley Line in the East of England, serving the town of South Woodham Ferrers, Essex. It is 34 miles (55 km) down-line from London Liverpool Street and is situated between Battlesbridge and North Fambridge. Its three-letter station code is SOF.

Today the station is managed by Abellio 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.

South Woodham Ferrers was also once a junction for a former branch line to Maldon West, which closed in 1953.[1] When the station was opened in 1889 by the Great Eastern Railway it was intended to serve the nearby village of Woodham Ferrers, despite being located a few miles to the south. However, with subsequent development of the surrounding area into the new, and much larger, town of South Woodham Ferrers, the station now serves both. The station's name was changed from Woodham Ferrers to South Woodham Ferrers in May 2007.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Daniels, Gerald David; Dench, Leslie Alan (May 1973) [1964]. Passengers No More (2nd ed.). Shepperton: Ian Allan. p. 73. ISBN 0-7110-0438-2. OCLC 2554248. 1513 CEC 573. 

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Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Battlesbridge   Abellio Greater Anglia
Crouch Valley Line
  North Fambridge
Disused railways
Stow St Mary Halt   Great Eastern Railway
Maldon West to Woodham Ferrers
  Terminus

Coordinates: 51°39′00″N 0°36′25″E / 51.650°N 0.607°E / 51.650; 0.607