Stansted Airport railway station
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|Place||London Stansted Airport|
|Local authority||District of Uttlesford|
|Managed by||Abellio Greater Anglia|
|Number of platforms||3|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Key dates||Opened 1991|
|Original company||British Rail|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Stansted Airport from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
|UK Railways portal|
It is situated at the end of a short branch from the West Anglia Main Line. The branch was constructed at a cost of £44 million and opened in 1991 by British Rail, to coincide with the completion of the airport's new terminal building.
Platforms 1 and 3 run the full length of the station and are used for Stansted Express and Cambridge services. The shorter Platform 2 is between these and is used for CrossCountry services.
In December 2011 platform 1 was extended to accommodate two trains simultaneously in combinations of up to 16 coaches, and platform 2 was extended to accommodate four-coach Class 170 trains.
The station is in a concrete box structure that is unusually above ground level rather than below ground, being constructed under the terminal building. This is evident at the western end of the platforms which are left open and is a similar design to Wembley Central railway station.
The principal service to Stansted Airport is the Stansted Express, a dedicated airport link service from London Liverpool Street operated by Abellio Greater Anglia which runs every 15 minutes. Abellio Greater Anglia also operates trains to/from Cambridge.
Local services to Liverpool Street and all services to Stratford were withdrawn in December 2011; however Stansted Express plans to introduce direct services to Stratford from 2019.
- Media related to Stansted Airport railway station at Wikimedia Commons
- Train times and station information for Stansted Airport railway station from National Rail
- Stansted Airport Trains
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|Terminus||Abellio Greater Anglia
or Bishop's Stortford
or Harlow Town
|Audley End||Abellio Greater Anglia
West Anglia Main Line
Cross Country Network