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|Place||London Stansted Airport|
|Local authority||District of Uttlesford|
|Managed by||Greater Anglia|
|Number of platforms||3|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Key dates||Opened 1991|
|Original company||British Rail|
|National Rail – UK 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 and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
|UK Railways portal|
Stansted Airport railway station is on a branch line off the West Anglia Main Line in the east of England and was opened in 1991 to provide a rail link to London Stansted Airport. It is 36 miles 67 chains (59.3 km) down the line from London Liverpool Street station, to which a frequent dedicated service called the Stansted Express operates.
In 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 trains.
The station is in a concrete box structure that is unusually above ground level rather than below ground, being constructed under the terminal building. This is evident at the western end of the platforms which are left open and is a similar design to Wembley Central railway station.
The principal service to Stansted Airport is the Stansted Express, a dedicated airport link service from London Liverpool Street operated by Greater Anglia which runs every 15 minutes. Greater Anglia also operates trains to/from Cambridge.
Local services to Liverpool Street and all services to Stratford were withdrawn in 2011; however Stansted Express plans to re-introduce direct services to Stratford from 2019.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|Stansted Mountfitchet||Greater Anglia
|Audley End||Greater Anglia
West Anglia Main Line
Cross Country Network