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Stansted Airport railway station

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Grid reference  TL556235
Managed by  Abellio Greater Anglia
2011/12  3.724 million
Number of platforms  3
Station code  SSD
DfT category  B
Local authority  Uttlesford
Stansted Airport railway station
Place  London Stansted Airport
Address  Stansted Airport (STN), United Kingdom
Similar  Cambridge railway station, Audley End railway station, Tottenham Hale station, Birmingham New Street station, Whittlesford Parkway railway st

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Stansted Airport railway station serves London Stansted Airport in Essex, England.


It is situated at the end of a short branch from the West Anglia Main Line. The branch was constructed at a cost of £44 million and opened in 1991 by British Rail, to coincide with the completion of the airport's new terminal building.

Stansted express class 317 departing stansted airport railway station


Platforms 1 and 3 run the full length of the station and are used for Stansted Express and Cambridge services. The shorter Platform 2 is between these and is used for CrossCountry services.

In December 2011 platform 1 was extended to accommodate two trains simultaneously in combinations of up to 16 coaches, and platform 2 was extended to accommodate four-coach Class 170 trains.


The principal service to Stansted Airport is the Stansted Express, a dedicated airport link service from London Liverpool Street operated by Abellio Greater Anglia which runs every 15 minutes. Abellio Greater Anglia also operates trains to/from Cambridge.

The station is also served by CrossCountry which operates an hourly service to Birmingham New Street via Cambridge, Peterborough and Leicester.

Local services to Liverpool Street and all services to Stratford were withdrawn in December 2011; however Stansted Express plans to introduce direct services to Stratford from 2019.


Stansted Airport railway station Wikipedia