Manea railway station

Manea railway station /ˈmn/ is on the Ely–Peterborough line in the east of England and serves the village of Manea, Cambridgeshire. It is 80 miles 18 chains (129.1 km) measured from London Liverpool Street (via Clapton and Ely), and is situated between Ely and March stations.[1]

Manea National Rail
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A view of the two platforms
Location
PlaceManea
Local authorityFenland
Grid referenceTL479911
Operations
Station codeMNE
Managed byGreater Anglia
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryF2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2014/15Increase 10,794[note 1]
2015/16Increase 12,020
2016/17Increase 13,452
2017/18Increase 15,894
2018/19Increase 18,950
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Manea from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

HistoryEdit

In 1966, the Minister of Transport Barbara Castle refused British Rail's request to close the station, although she did agree to the closure of the stations at Stonea and Bentley.[2]

ServicesEdit

 
The signal box at Manea

On Mondays to Saturdays, Greater Anglia operates one train every two hours in each direction between Peterborough and Ipswich. These services use British Rail Class 755 bi-mode units.

There are two trains per day in each direction operated by CrossCountry on the Stansted Airport to Birmingham route. These use British Rail Class 170 diesel units.

There is no Sunday service.[3]

The station has benefitted from an on-site ticket machine since late October 2018, situated on the south side of the line (next to the line for trains in the direction of March and Peterborough).

NotesEdit

  1. ^ The vast increase in numbers is attributed by the ORR to the improved service from January 2014 onwards

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Padgett, David (October 2016) [1988]. Brailsford, Martyn (ed.). Railway Track Diagrams 2: Eastern (4th ed.). Frome: Trackmaps. map 13C. ISBN 978-0-9549866-8-1.
  2. ^ Allen, G. Freeman, ed. (November 1966). "Closures and withdrawals". Modern Railways. Vol. XXII no. 218. pp. 619–620.
  3. ^ Table 17 National Rail timetable, May 2016

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 52°29′53″N 0°10′41″E / 52.498°N 0.178°E / 52.498; 0.178

Preceding station     National Rail   Following station
Abellio Greater Anglia
CrossCountry
Historical railways
Line open, station closed
Great Eastern Railway
Line open, station closed