Stansted Mountfitchet railway station

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Stansted Mountfitchet National Rail
Stansted Mountfitchet railway station building in 2008.jpg
Location
Place Stansted Mountfitchet
Local authority District of Uttlesford
Grid reference TL514248
Operations
Station code SST
Managed by Abellio Greater Anglia
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 Increase 0.458 million
2012/13 Increase 0.485 million
2013/14 Increase 0.509 million
2014/15 Increase 0.527 million
2015/16 Increase 0.541 million
History
Key dates Opened 1845 (1845)
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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 Stansted Mountfitchet from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Stansted Mountfitchet railway station serves the village of Stansted Mountfitchet in Essex, England. The station, and all trains serving it, are operated by Abellio Greater Anglia.

The station, which was opened by the Eastern Counties Railway in 1845, was originally known simply as Stansted. It was renamed to its current name in 1990 to avoid potential confusion with the forthcoming station at nearby Stansted Airport, although a local resident, Joseph J. Green, requested such a name change as early as 1890.[1]

The station has services to London Liverpool Street, Cambridge, Stansted Airport and Stratford. All services through this station are operated by Class 379 EMUs and Class 317 EMUs units.

The station building is the original from the opening of the station in 1845. There was a left luggage office on the London bound platform, but this is now boarded up.

The station features a ticket office and passenger information screens as well as the 'flip clock' from the Network Southeast period on the London bound platform.

Both platforms were extended to accommodate 12-coach trains in December 2011, though no 12-coach trains currently call at the station.

In popular culture[edit]

The station appeared in the episode Judgement of Solomon of the 1990s TV drama Lovejoy.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stansted Station: A history by Ralph Phillips. Network Southeast 1990

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Bishop's Stortford   Abellio Greater Anglia
West Anglia Main Line
  Elsenham
or Stansted Airport
Bishop's Stortford or
Harlow Town or
Tottenham Hale
  Abellio Greater Anglia
Stansted Express
  Stansted Airport

Coordinates: 51°54′04″N 0°12′00″E / 51.901°N 0.200°E / 51.901; 0.200