Weeley railway station

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Weeley National Rail
Weeley Train Station - August 2011.jpg
Location
Place Weeley
Local authority Tendring
Coordinates 51°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 reference TM146217
Operations
Station code WEE
Managed by Abellio Greater Anglia
Number of platforms 2
DfT category F2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Decrease 21,220
2012/13 Increase 23,224
2013/14 Increase 25,748
2014/15 Increase 30,100
2015/16 Increase 32,104
History
Original company Tendring Hundred Railway
Pre-grouping Great Eastern Railway
Post-grouping London and North Eastern Railway
8 January 1866 (1866-01-08) Opened
National RailUK railway stations
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* 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-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 Borough 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
Abellio 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 2016-10-17. 

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