Thorpeness railway station

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Thorpeness railway station in 2009.jpg
Thorpeness railway station platform in 2009
General information
Location Thorpeness, East Suffolk
Coordinates 52°11′14″N1°36′01″E / 52.1873°N 1.6003°E / 52.1873; 1.6003
Other information
Original company Great Eastern Railway
Post-grouping London and North Eastern Railway
Key dates
12 September 1966Closed

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

It was opened in 1914 by the Great Eastern Railway on its 8.5-mile (13.7 km) branch line from Saxmundham. It was closed in 1966 as part of the Beeching Axe. [1]

As of 2023 the platform of the former station, now overgrown with vegetation, survives, just north of the B1353 road nearly a mile west of the coast. The trackbed is now a footpath. [2]

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

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