Stansted Airport railway station
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Stansted Airport railway station is on a branch line off the West Anglia Main Line in the east of England and was opened in 1991 to provide a rail link to London Stansted Airport. It is 36 miles 67 chains (59.3 km) down the line from London Liverpool Street station, to which a frequent dedicated service called the Stansted Express operates.
|Location||London Stansted Airport, District of Uttlesford|
|Managed by||Greater Anglia|
|Classification||DfT category B|
|Original company||British Rail|
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road
Platforms 1 and 3 run the full length of the station and are used for Stansted Express and Norwich services. The shorter platform number 2 is used for the CrossCountry-operated services to Birmingham New Street.
In 2011 platform 1 was extended to accommodate two trains simultaneously in combinations of up to 16 coaches, and platform 2 was extended to accommodate four-coach trains.
The station is in a concrete box structure that is unusually above ground level rather than below ground, being constructed under the terminal building. This is evident at the western end of the platforms which are left open and is a similar design to Wembley Central railway station.
The typical off-peak service in trains per hour is:
- 4 tph to London Liverpool Street
- 1 tph to Norwich via Cambridge
- 1 tph to Birmingham New Street via Cambridge and Leicester
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
- Media related to Stansted Airport railway station at Wikimedia Commons
- Train times and station information for Stansted Airport railway station from National Rail
- Stansted Airport Trains