Sunshine Coast Line
Abellio Greater Anglia
| Weeley, Clacton-on-Sea CO16 9JE, United Kingdom|
Kirby Cross railway station, Thorpe‑le‑Soken railway station, Great Bentley railway st, Alresford (Essex) railway st, Colchester Town railway st
Weeley railway station is on the Sunshine Coast Line, a branch of the Great Eastern Main Line, in the East of England, serving the village of Weeley, Essex. It is 62 miles 78 chains (101.3 km) down-line from London Liverpool Street and is situated between Great Bentley to the west and Thorpe-le-Soken to the east. Its three-letter station code is WEE.
The station was opened by the Tendring Hundred Railway, a subsidiary of the Great Eastern Railway, in 1866. It is currently managed by Greater Anglia, which also operates all trains serving the station.
Weeley railway station Wikipedia
The station was opened on 8 January 1866 by the Tendring Hundred Railway, a subsidiary of the Great Eastern Railway.
The original level crossing beside the station was replaced by a flyover as part of the first Weeley by-pass in the 1930s.
In 2011 the station received a minor facelift, which included the addition of an accessible ramp with hand rails, updated warning signs, and a clean-up. In 2014 a footbridge of modular steel construction connecting the platforms was installed, replacing the old concrete structure.
Since the original station building has been disused for many years, in 2016 it was reported that the franchisee, Greater Anglia, planned to demolish it and provide platform shelters in its place. It also planned to demolish the station buildings at Alresford and Kirby Cross. The buildings were subsequently offered to Tendring Borough Council for £1 each, should the council wish to renovate them.
The typical off-peak service is of one train per hour to Colchester and one to Walton-on-the-Naze. Due to its low patronage – the lowest of all the stations on the Sunshine Coast Line – Weeley is closed on Sundays. There are some additional services running to and from London Liverpool Street and Clacton-on-Sea during peak hours.