Thorpeness railway station

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Thorpeness
Thorpeness railway station in 2009.jpg
Remains of the Thorpeness railway station platform
Location Thorpeness, East Suffolk
England
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
Platforms1
Other information
StatusDisused
History
Original company Great Eastern Railway
Post-grouping London and North Eastern Railway
Key dates
1914opened
12 September 1966closed

Thorpeness railway station served the seaside resort of Thorpeness in Suffolk.

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.

As of 2016 the platform of the former station survives, just north of the B1353 road nearly a mile west of the coast. But it is 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 28 January 2016.