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Stansted Airport railway station

Stansted Airport
Stansted Airport
Place London Stansted Airport
Local authority Uttlesford
Grid reference TL556235
Station code SSD
Managed by Abellio Greater Anglia
Number of platforms 3
DfT category B
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05 3.822 million
2005/06 Decrease 3.799 million
2006/07 Increase 5.370 million
2007/08 Increase 5.522 million
2008/09 Decrease 5.241 million
2009/10 Decrease 4.459 million
2010/11 Decrease 4.074 million
2011/12 Decrease 3.724 million
2012/13 Decrease 3.693 million
Key dates Opened 1991 (1991)
National RailUK railway stations
* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Stansted Airport from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
UK Railways portal

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. The station was built as a through station for a possible future extension of the line towards Braintree, though a hotel since built immediately to the east of the station now precludes this.

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 occasional trains northwards to Cambridge.

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

External links

  • Train times and station information for Stansted Airport railway station from National Rail
  • Stansted Airport Trains
Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Stansted Mountfitchet
or Bishop's Stortford
or Harlow Town
  Abellio Greater Anglia
Stansted Express
Audley End   CrossCountry
Birmingham New Street / Leicester - Stansted Airport

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