Sudbury railway station

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This article is about Sudbury railway station in Suffolk, England. For other uses, see Sudbury railway station (disambiguation).
Sudbury National Rail
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Entrance to Sudbury railway station
Location
Place Sudbury
Local authority Babergh
Coordinates 52°02′10″N 0°44′06″E / 52.036°N 0.735°E / 52.036; 0.735Coordinates: 52°02′10″N 0°44′06″E / 52.036°N 0.735°E / 52.036; 0.735
Grid reference TL876410
Operations
Station code SUY
Managed by Abellio Greater Anglia
Number of platforms 1
DfT category F1
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Increase 0.314 million
2012/13 Increase 0.326 million
2013/14 Increase 0.329 million
2014/15 Increase 0.333 million
2015/16 Decrease 0.321 million
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Sudbury from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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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 58 miles 34 chains (94.0 km) down-line from London Liverpool Street; the preceding station on the branch is Bures. Its three-letter station code is SUY.

The station is managed by Abellio Greater Anglia, which also operates all trains serving it. Sudbury is an unstaffed station with one platform as the line is single-track, and 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.[1]

History[edit]

The current station is the third in Sudbury. The first was built by the Great Eastern Railway in 1849, but that was replaced in 1865 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 line on and from 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.[2]

Accidents and incidents[edit]

On 27 January 2006 at least four passengers were slightly injured when a Class 156 train ran into the buffer stop at Sudbury. The 6:05 pm 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".[3]

Services[edit]

The typical off-peak service is as follows:[4]

Operator Route Rolling stock Frequency
Abellio Greater Anglia Sudbury - Bures - Chappel & Wakes Colne - Marks Tey Class 153, Class 156 1x per hour

References[edit]

  1. ^ ACoRP Winners List- Community Rail Awards Winners List
  2. ^ Catford, Nick. "Station Name: SUDBURY (2nd site)". www.subbrit.org.uk. Retrieved 2008-10-29. 
  3. ^ http://www.railwaysarchive.co.uk/documents/RAIB_Sudbury2006.pdf
  4. ^ Table 10 National Rail timetable, May 2016

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Bures   Abellio Greater Anglia
Gainsborough Line
  Terminus
Disused railways
Bures
Line and station open
  Great Eastern Railway
Stour Valley Railway
  Long Melford
Line and station closed