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.
|Place||London Stansted Airport|
|Local authority||District of Uttlesford|
|Managed by||Greater Anglia|
|Number of platforms||3|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections|
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Key dates||Opened 1991|
|Original company||British Rail|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Stansted Airport from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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 three 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 principal service to Stansted Airport is the Stansted Express, a dedicated airport link service from London Liverpool Street operated by Greater Anglia which runs every 15 minutes. But currently its 30 minutes during the COVID-19 pandemic
The station was also served by CrossCountry which operated an hourly service to Birmingham New Street via Cambridge, Peterborough and Leicester until March 2020 due to the coronavirus outbreak, with services now terminating at Cambridge. Three a day are extended to serve the airport. From December 2019, Greater Anglia operate to Norwich via Cambridge and Ely roughly hourly, which uses the new Class 755 Stadler bi-mode trains.
- 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
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|Stansted Mountfitchet||Greater Anglia
|Audley End||Greater Anglia
West Anglia Main Line
Cross Country Network