Clacton-on-Sea railway station

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Clacton-on-Sea National Rail
Clacton-on-Sea
Location
PlaceClacton-on-Sea
Local authorityTendring
Coordinates51°47′37″N 1°09′15″E / 51.7936°N 1.1541°E / 51.7936; 1.1541Coordinates: 51°47′37″N 1°09′15″E / 51.7936°N 1.1541°E / 51.7936; 1.1541
Grid referenceTM176153
Operations
Station codeCLT
Managed byGreater Anglia
Number of platforms4
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/050.699 million
2005/060.665 million
2006/070.707 million
2007/080.704 million
2008/090.718 million
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Clacton-on-Sea from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Please note: methodology may vary year on year.
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Clacton-on-Sea National Rail
Clacton-on-Sea
Location
PlaceClacton-on-Sea
Local authorityTendring
Coordinates51°47′37″N 1°09′15″E / 51.7936°N 1.1541°E / 51.7936; 1.1541Coordinates: 51°47′37″N 1°09′15″E / 51.7936°N 1.1541°E / 51.7936; 1.1541
Grid referenceTM176153
Operations
Station codeCLT
Managed byGreater Anglia
Number of platforms4
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/050.699 million
2005/060.665 million
2006/070.707 million
2007/080.704 million
2008/090.718 million
National RailUK railway stations
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Clacton-on-Sea from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Please note: methodology may vary year on year.
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A view from the car park to the buffers of 360 Desiro and Class 321s

Clacton-on-Sea railway station serves the town of Clacton-on-Sea in Essex, England. It is located to the north of Clacton town centre, within walking distance of the sea and pier.

The station is one of the termini of the branch line to Colchester Town, Clacton-on-Sea and Walton-on-the-Naze which diverges from the Great Eastern Main Line at Colchester. The branch is promoted as the Sunshine Coast Line. There is a frequent train service between Clacton and London Liverpool Street.

The spur from Thorpe-le-Soken was built by the Clacton-on-Sea Railway and operated by the Great Eastern Railway. It opened in July 1882 some 15 years after the line to Walton-on-the-Naze was opened.[1]

The station itself has a sizeable concourse sheltered by a glazed roof. There is a traction depot just outside the station, with some stabling sidings alongside the station itself.

Its name was changed from Clacton to Clacton-on-Sea railway station in May 2007.[2]

Although services are operated by Greater Anglia, the sign on top of the ticket office and main entrance still reads First Great Eastern; a reminder of the franchise holder prior to 2004.

Train Services

The following services currently call at Clacton-on-Sea:

OperatorRouteMaterialFrequencyNotes
Greater AngliaLondon Liverpool Street - Stratford - Shenfield - Chelmsford - Witham - Colchester - Wivenhoe - Thorpe-le-Soken - Clacton-on-SeaClass 321, Class 3601x per hourAlso calls at Marks Tey, Alresford and Great Bentley on Sundays
Preceding stationNational Rail National RailFollowing station
Greater AngliaTerminus

Services

Typically the service is as follows:

During the off-peak, passengers must change at Thorpe-le-Soken for all services to Weeley, Great Bentley, Alresford, Hythe and Colchester Town.

During the morning peak this is increased: typically there are 4 tph, and subsequently trains depart every 20 to 30 minutes.

The last train Monday to Friday terminates at Colchester.

References

  1. ^ Body, Geoffrey (1986). PSL Field Guide, Railways of the Eastern Region; Vol 1: Southern Operating Area. Wellingborough: Patrick Stevens Ltd. p. 45. ISBN 0-85059-712-9. 
  2. ^ Changes to National Rail timetable from Sunday 20th May 2007 National Rail. Retrieved 2007-19-05