Thorpe-le-Soken railway station

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Thorpe-le-Soken
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Location Thorpe-le-Soken, Tendring
England
Coordinates 51°50′53″N1°09′43″E / 51.848°N 1.162°E / 51.848; 1.162 Coordinates: 51°50′53″N1°09′43″E / 51.848°N 1.162°E / 51.848; 1.162
Grid reference TM178212
Managed by Greater Anglia
Platforms2
Other information
Station codeTLS
Classification DfT category E
History
Original companyTendring Hundred Railway
Pre-grouping Great Eastern Railway
Post-grouping London and North Eastern Railway
Key dates
8 January 1866 (1866-01-08)Opened as Thorpe
1 March 1900Renamed Thorpe-le-Soken
Passengers
2015/16Increase2.svg 0.137 million
2016/17Decrease2.svg 0.134 million
2017/18Decrease2.svg 0.128 million
2018/19Increase2.svg 0.131 million
2019/20Increase2.svg 0.135 million
 Interchange 0.271 million
Notes
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road
The station building Thorpe-Le-Soken station building.jpg
The station building

Thorpe-le-Soken railway station is on the Sunshine Coast Line, a branch of the Great Eastern Main Line, in the East of England, serving the village of Thorpe-le-Soken, Essex. It is 65 miles 7 chains (104.7 km) down the line from London Liverpool Street. [1] Its three-letter station code is TLS. To the west the preceding station is Weeley and to the east the following stations are Clacton-on-Sea on the single-stop Clacton branch or Kirby Cross on the branch to Walton-on-the-Naze.

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The station was opened by the Tendring Hundred Railway, a subsidiary of the Great Eastern Railway, in 1866. It is currently managed by Greater Anglia, which also operates all trains serving the station.

History

The station was opened with the name Thorpe by the Tendring Hundred Railway, a subsidiary of the Great Eastern Railway, on 28 July 1866 on the Tendring Hundred Extension Railway line. It was renamed Thorpe-le-Soken on 1 March 1900. [2]

It has two platforms forming an island platform that is accessible via a footbridge. There is a clearly visible platform and trackbed on what would be platform 3; this is continuous with the other stations on the Walton branch. One of the double tracks that were originally on the line to Walton has been completely taken up.

Services

The typical off-peak services pattern is:

OperatorRouteRolling stockFrequency
Greater Anglia London Liverpool Street - Stratford - Shenfield - Ingatestone - Chelmsford - Witham - Colchester - Wivenhoe - Thorpe-le-Soken - Clacton-on-Sea Class 321, Class 360 1x per hour
Greater Anglia Colchester - Colchester Town - Hythe - Wivenhoe - Alresford - Great Bentley - Weeley - Thorpe-le-Soken - Kirby Cross - Frinton-on-Sea - Walton-on-the-Naze Class 321,

Class 360

1x per hour

During peak hours there are some additional services to and from Liverpool Street.

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Weeley railway station

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Great Bentley railway station

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Wivenhoe railway station

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Frinton-on-Sea railway station

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Mistley railway station

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Thorington railway station was a station in Thorrington, Essex on the line from Colchester to Walton on the Naze and Clacton, opened in 1866 and closed in 1957. The station was situated in between Alresford and Great Bentley. It was closed due to its close proximity to the much busier station at Great Bentley, just half a mile down the track.

References

  1. http://www.s-r-s.org.uk/railref/ref-ge.html
  2. Butt, R.V.J., (1995) The Directory of Railway Stations, Yeovil: Patrick Stephens
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