Stowmarket railway station

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Stowmarket National Rail
2013 at Stowmarket station - main buildings.jpg
Station from the front
Location
Place Stowmarket
Local authority District of 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 serves the town of Stowmarket in Suffolk, England. The station is on the Great Eastern Main Line from London Liverpool Street to Norwich. It is also the junction of the line to Bury St Edmunds. It is served by Abellio Greater Anglia.

History[edit]

The station was opened by the Ipswich and Bury Railway in 1846 with red brick main buildings in a flamboyant Jacobean manner by Frederick Barnes. The buildings, which are Grade II listed, were restored in 1987.[1][2] The line through the station was electrifed by British Rail in 1985.

Description[edit]

A small convenience store selling hot and cold drinks, magazines, newspapers, snacks and cigarettes is 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 of the station.

Services[edit]

The Abellio Greater Anglia services calling at Stowmarket in 2014 consist of trains between London Liverpool Street/Ipswich and Norwich and others between Ipswich and Cambridge or Peterborough via Bury St Edmunds. Additional services to/from Liverpool Street start or terminate at Stowmarket during the rush hour.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Abellio Greater Anglia
Terminus
Abellio Greater Anglia
Ipswich-Peterborough
Abellio Greater Anglia
Ipswich-Cambridge/Bury St Edmunds
Dutchflyer
Cambridge-Amsterdam
Dutchflyer
Norwich-Amsterdam
Historical railways
Line open, station closed
Great Eastern Railway
Line and station open
Anglia Railways
A Class 170 calls with a service to Peterborough

Bus services[edit]

These services depart from the forecourt of the station or on Stowupland Road. Other services depart from the centre of Stowmarket. These services are operated by First and Galloway.

  • 87 (Ipswich - Claydon - Needham Market - Stowmarket - Station - Cedars Park - Stowupland)
  • 384 (Station - Stowmarket - Haughley - Wetherden - Elmswell - Woolpit - Thurston - Moreton Hall - Bury St Edmunds)
  • 385 (Stowmarket - Station - Old Newton - Haughley - Wetherden - Elmswell - Woolpit - Norton - Thurston - Moreton Hall)
  • 456 (Stowmarket - Station - Old Newton - Bacton - Wyverstone - Finningham - Stoke Ash - Eye - Mellis - Diss)
  • 456 (Stowmarket - Station - Old Newton - Bacton - Wyverstone - Finningham - Gislingham)
  • 457 (Stowmarket - Station - Mendlesham - Finningham)
  • 459 (Stowmarket - Station - Stowupland - Mendlesham)

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. 

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