Stowmarket railway station

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Stowmarket National Rail
2013 at Stowmarket station - view from the south.jpg
Stowmarket railway station in 2013
Location
Place Stowmarket
Local authority Mid Suffolk
Grid reference TM051588
Operations
Station code SMK
Managed by Abellio Greater Anglia
Number of platforms 2
DfT category C2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05 Increase 0.418 million
2005/06 Increase 0.453 million
2006/07 Increase 0.546 million
2007/08 Increase 0.706 million
2008/09 Increase 0.752 million
2009/10 Increase 0.756 million
2010/11 Increase 0.856 million
2011/12 Increase 0.880 million
2012/13 Increase 0.928 million
2013/14 Increase 0.944 million
History
Key dates Opened 1846 (1846)
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Stowmarket from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Stowmarket railway station is on the Great Eastern Main Line (GEML) in the East of England, serving the town of Stowmarket, Suffolk. It is 80 miles 46 chains (129.7 km) down-line from London Liverpool Street and is situated between Needham Market to the south and Diss to the north. It is also the junction where the Ipswich to Ely Line joins the GEML. Its three-letter station code is SMK.

The station is currently operated by Abellio Greater Anglia, which also runs all trains serving the station.

History[edit]

The station was opened by the Ipswich & Bury Railway in 1846 with red brick main buildings in a flamboyant Jacobean manner by Frederick Barnes. The buildings, which were Grade II listed in 1972, were restored in 1987.[1][2]

The line through the station was electrifed by British Rail in 1985.

Description[edit]

A small convenience store is located on platform 2. Disabled access between platforms is possible using the Stowupland Road level crossing.

The sidings at Marsh Lane, south of the station, are used by Direct Rail Services as a locomotive stabling point. A crew office is provided on platform 1.

Services[edit]

Abellio Greater Anglia operate services calling at Stowmarket, comprising services between London Liverpool Street or Ipswich and Norwich, and other trains between Ipswich and Cambridge or Peterborough via the Ipswich to Ely Line. Limited additional services to/from Liverpool Street start or terminate at Stowmarket during rush hour.

A Class 170 calls with a service to Peterborough

References[edit]

  1. ^ Historic England. "Details from image database (384640)". Images of England. 
  2. ^ Biddle, Gordon (2003). Britain's Historic Railway Buildings. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-866247-5. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 52°11′24″N 1°00′00″E / 52.190°N 1.000°E / 52.190; 1.000

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Cambridge-Amsterdam
Historical railways
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Great Eastern Railway
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Anglia Railways