Braintree Freeport railway station

Braintree Freeport railway station is on the Braintree Branch Line in the East of England, serving the Braintree Village shopping centre (formerly known as Braintree Freeport). It is 44 miles 16 chains (71.13 km) down the line from London Liverpool Street via Witham and it is situated between Cressing to the south and Braintree to the north. Its three-letter station code is BTP.[1] The platform has an operational length for eight-coach trains.

Braintree Freeport
National Rail
Braintree Freeport station in 2013.JPG
Braintree Freeport railway station in 2013
LocationBraintree, Braintree
England
Coordinates51°52′08″N 0°34′01″E / 51.869°N 0.567°E / 51.869; 0.567Coordinates: 51°52′08″N 0°34′01″E / 51.869°N 0.567°E / 51.869; 0.567
Grid referenceTL769220
Managed byGreater Anglia
Platforms1
Other information
Station codeBTP
ClassificationDfT category F2
History
Opened1999
Passengers
2016/17Increase 82,698
2017/18Increase 78,160
2018/19Increase 91,574
2019/20Increase 109,536
2020/21Decrease 26,098
Notes
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road

The station is managed by Greater Anglia, which also operates all trains serving it.

HistoryEdit

The station was opened on 8 November 1999.[2] There is a single, unstaffed platform with a shelter and a self-service ticket machine but there is no station building or other facilities.

Despite having 1,500 free car-parking spaces for the shopping centre and there being no pay machines on site, a charge has been implemented for long-stay car parking beyond six hours for which users pay via phone or online.

ServicesEdit

The typical off-peak service is of one train per hour to Braintree and one to Witham, where Monday-Saturday services continue onto the Great Eastern Main Line for London Liverpool Street. On Sundays services terminate at Witham and passengers travelling on towards London must change for a connecting train.

Services are typically formed by Class 321 and Class 720 electric multiple units.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Baker, Stuart K. (October 2010) [1977]. Rail Atlas Great Britain & Ireland (12th ed.). Hersham: Oxford Publishing Co. p. 37, section A1. ISBN 978-0-86093-632-9. 1010/C.
  2. ^ "Station Usage and Demand Forecasts for Newly Opened Railway Lines and Stations" (PDF). Department for Transport. 27 August 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 April 2012. Retrieved 9 November 2011.

External linksEdit

Preceding station   National Rail Following station
Cressing   Abellio Greater Anglia
Braintree Branch Line
  Braintree