Thorpeness railway station

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Thorpeness
Thorpeness railway station in 2009.jpg
Remains of the Thorpeness railway station platform
Location
Place Thorpeness
Area East Suffolk
Coordinates 52°11′14″N1°36′01″E / 52.1873°N 1.6003°E / 52.1873; 1.6003 Coordinates: 52°11′14″N1°36′01″E / 52.1873°N 1.6003°E / 52.1873; 1.6003
Operations
Original company Great Eastern Railway
Post-grouping London and North Eastern Railway
Platforms1
History
1914opened
12 September 1966closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
A B C D–F G H–J K–L M–O P–R S T–V W–Z
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Thorpeness railway station served the seaside resort of Thorpeness in Suffolk.

Thorpeness village in United Kingdom

Thorpeness is a village in the county of Suffolk, England. It belongs to the parish of Aldringham cum Thorpe and lies within the Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONB.

Suffolk County of England

Suffolk is an East Anglian county of historic origin in England. It has borders with Norfolk to the north, Cambridgeshire to the west and Essex to the south. The North Sea lies to the east. The county town is Ipswich; other important towns include Lowestoft, Bury St Edmunds, Newmarket and Felixstowe, one of the largest container ports in Europe.

It was opened in 1914 by the Great Eastern Railway on its 8.5-mile (13.7 km) branch line from Saxmundham, and was closed in 1966 as part of the Beeching Axe.

Great Eastern Railway pre-grouping British railway company

The Great Eastern Railway (GER) was a pre-grouping British railway company, whose main line linked London Liverpool Street to Norwich and which had other lines through East Anglia. The company was grouped into the London and North Eastern Railway in 1923.

Saxmundham railway station railway station

Saxmundham railway station is on the East Suffolk Line in the east of England, serving the town of Saxmundham, Suffolk. It is 22 miles 29 chains (36.0 km) down the line from Ipswich and 91 miles 11 chains (146.7 km) measured from London Liverpool Street; it is situated between Wickham Market and Darsham. Its three-letter station code is SAX.

As of 2016 the platform of the former station survives, through overgrown with vegetation, and the trackbed is now a footpath. [1]

Former Services
Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Leiston   Great Eastern Railway
Aldeburgh Branch Line
  Aldeburgh

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References

  1. "Thorpeness Halt". Disused Stations. Subterranea Britannica. Retrieved 2016-01-28.