Sudbury railway station
Entrance to the station, 2011
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Sudbury railway station is the northern terminus of the Gainsborough Line, a branch off the Great Eastern Main Line in the East of England, serving the town of Sudbury, Suffolk. It is 11 miles 67 chains (19.05 km) down the line from the southern terminus of Marks Tey and 58 miles 32 chains (93.99 km) measured from London Liverpool Street; the preceding station on the branch is Bures. Its three-letter station code is SUY. The platform has an operational length for two-coach trains.
The station is currently operated by Greater Anglia, which also operates all trains serving it, as part of the East Anglia franchise. Sudbury is an unstaffed station with one platform as the line is single-track, and with a self-service ticket machine.
Volunteers from Sudbury In Bloom man the station, which is annually entered into the Anglia In Bloom station competition; it won the Silver Gilt award in 2006, 2007 and 2008. It also won the Best Station Garden at the 2008 ACoRP Community Rail Awards.
The current station is the third in Sudbury. The first was built by the Colchester, Stour Valley, Sudbury & Halstead Railway in 1849 but that was replaced in 1865 by the Great Eastern Railway when the line was extended to Cambridge to create the Stour Valley Railway. However, Sudbury became a terminus again following the Beeching cuts to railway services which included the closure of the Stour Valley route on 6 March 1967.
In 1991 the station was re-sited to the edge of the town centre, to make way for the construction of the Kingfisher Leisure Centre.
On 27 January 2006 at least four passengers were slightly injured when a Class 156 train ran into the buffer stop at Sudbury. The 18:05 service from Marks Tey was travelling at a speed at the time of the collision of approximately six miles per hour. An investigation determined that the driver failed to apply the brakes in a "timely and appropriate manner".
The typical off-peak service is one train per hour to Marks Tey, with frequency increased slightly during the weekday peak:
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- Brailsford, Martyn (2016). Railway Track Diagrams Volume 2 Eastern. Frome: Tackmaps. p. 5. ISBN 978-0-9549866-8-1.
- ACoRP Winners List- Community Rail Awards Winners List Archived 14 February 2009 at the Wayback Machine
- Catford, Nick. "Station Name: SUDBURY (2nd site)". www.subbrit.org.uk. Retrieved 29 October 2008.
- Table 10 National Rail timetable, May 2016
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