Bishop's Stortford railway station


Bishop's Stortford railway station

Infobox UK station
name = Bishop's Stortford
manager = National Express East Anglia
locale = Bishop's Stortford
borough = East Hertfordshire
code = BIS
usage0405 = 2.215
usage0506 = 2.181
usage0607 = 2.295
platforms = 3
start = May 16 1842


Bishop's Stortford railway station serves the town of Bishop's Stortford in Hertfordshire, England. The station, and all trains serving it, are operated by National Express East Anglia; this includes the 2 or 3tph Stansted Express service.

History

The station was opened by the Northern and Eastern railway as a temporary terminus on May 16 1842, and became a through station on July 30 1845 when the line was extended through to Norwich.

Bishop's Stortford was also a junction station for the cross-country route to Dunmow and Braintree, which opened to passengers on February 22 1869 and closed on March 3 1952. The line continued in use for freight trains and occasional excursions, closing in stages with the final section to Easton Lodge closing on February 17 1972. [;Body, Geoffrey, Railways of the Eastern Region Volume 1: Southern Operating area, page 27, Guild Publishing, 1986]

ervices

The typical off-peak service is (two or three more trains are added for peak times):
*5 trains per hour (tph) to London Liverpool Street, of which:
**2 call at Tottenham Hale to set down only
**2 call at Sawbridgeworth, Harlow Town, Broxbourne, Cheshunt and Tottenham Hale
**1 calls at Sawbridgeworth, Harlow Mill, Harlow Town, Roydon, Broxbourne, Cheshunt and Tottenham Hale
*1 tph to Stratford, calling at Sawbridgeworth, Harlow Mill, Harlow Town, Roydon, Broxbourne, Cheshunt, Enfield Lock, Northumberland Park and Tottenham Hale
*3 tph to Stansted Airport, of which:
**2 run non stop
**1 calls at Stansted Mountfitchet
*2 tph to Cambridge, of which:
**1 calls at Audley End and Whittlesford
**1 calls at Stansted Mountfitchet, Elsenham, Newport (Essex), Audley End, Great Chesterford, Whittlesford Parkway and Shelford.

On Sundays this is reduced to:
*4 tph to London, of which:
**2 call at Tottenham Hale only
**2 call at Sawbridgeworth, Harlow Town, Broxbourne, Cheshunt and Tottenham Hale
*1 tph to Stratford, calling at stations as above until Cheshunt, then at Waltham Cross, Enfield Lock, Brimsdown, Ponders End and Tottenham Hale
*2 tph to Stansted Airport, of which:
**1 runs non stop
**1 calls at Stansted Mountfitchet
*2 tph to Cambridge, of which:
**1 calls at Audley End and Whittlesford
**1 calls at Stansted Mountfitchet, Elsenham, Newport (Essex), Audley End, Great Chesterford, Whittlesford and Shelford

Other Services

On Mondays to Fridays there is a 2 trains per day service to King's Lynn. Both services to King's Lynn are around 6pm.

The station today

The station has 3 platforms. Platform 1 is for services towards Stansted Airport and Cambridge. Platform 2 is used for services to London Liverpool Street and London Stratford. Platform 3 is not used as much as the other two, it is normally used for some trains that terminate at Bishops Stortford rather than going on to Stansted Airport. However before it was used for Slow trains to London Liverpool Street and therefore platform 2 was used for fast trains (Stansted Express). The station has two entrances. One from Station Road where there is ticket hall, waiting room and Real Time information. The other entrance is for direct access to Platforms 2 and 3.

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