Weeley railway station

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Weeley National Rail
Weeley Train Station - August 2011.jpg
Location
PlaceWeeley
Local authorityTendring
Coordinates51°51′11″N 1°06′54″E / 51.853°N 1.115°E / 51.853; 1.115Coordinates: 51°51′11″N 1°06′54″E / 51.853°N 1.115°E / 51.853; 1.115
Grid referenceTM146217
Operations
Station codeWEE
Managed byGreater Anglia
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryF2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Increase 25,748
2014/15Increase 30,100
2015/16Increase 32,104
2016/17Decrease 31,820
2017/18Increase 33,354
History
Original companyTendring Hundred Railway
Pre-groupingGreat Eastern Railway
Post-groupingLondon and North Eastern Railway
8 January 1866 (1866-01-08)Opened
National RailUK railway stations
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 Weeley from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Weeley railway station is on the Sunshine Coast Line, a branch of the Great Eastern Main Line, in the East of England, serving the village of Weeley, Essex. It is 62 miles 78 chains (101.3 km) down the line from London Liverpool Street[1] and is situated between Great Bentley to the west and Thorpe-le-Soken to the east. Its three-letter station code is WEE.

The station was opened by the Tendring Hundred Railway, a subsidiary of the Great Eastern Railway, in 1866. It is currently managed by Greater Anglia, which also operates all trains serving the station.

History[edit]

The station was opened on 8 January 1866 by the Tendring Hundred Railway, a subsidiary of the Great Eastern Railway.[2]

The original level crossing beside the station was replaced by a flyover as part of the first Weeley by-pass in the 1930s.

In 2011 the station received a minor facelift, which included the addition of an accessible ramp with hand rails, updated warning signs, and a clean-up. In 2014 a footbridge of modular steel construction connecting the platforms was installed, replacing the old concrete structure.[3]

Since the original station building has been disused for many years, in 2016 it was reported that the franchisee, Greater Anglia, planned to demolish it and provide platform shelters in its place. It also planned to demolish the station buildings at Alresford and Kirby Cross.[4] The buildings were subsequently offered to Tendring District Council for £1 each, should the council wish to renovate them.[5]

Services[edit]

The typical off-peak service is of one train per hour to Colchester and one to Walton-on-the-Naze. Due to its low patronage – the lowest of all the stations on the Sunshine Coast Line – Weeley is closed on Sundays. There are some additional services running to and from London Liverpool Street and Clacton-on-Sea during peak hours.

Operator Route Rolling stock Typical frequency Notes
Greater Anglia Colchester - Colchester Town - Hythe - Wivenhoe - Alresford - Great Bentley - Weeley - Thorpe-le-Soken - Kirby Cross - Frinton-on-Sea - Walton-on-the-Naze Class 321 1x per hour Not Sundays

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.s-r-s.org.uk/railref/ref-ge.html
  2. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 243. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.
  3. ^ "Weeley Station Bridge Replacement", spenceltd.co.uk. Retrieved on 29 September 2014.
  4. ^ http://www.gazette-news.co.uk/news/14445914.Petition_to_fight_Abellio_Greater_Anglia_plans_to_demolish_the_Alresford_Railway_Station_house/
  5. ^ "Abellio offers council three disused stations for £1 each". Gazette. Retrieved 17 October 2016.

External links[edit]

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