|Crouch Valley Line|
The Crouch Valley Line is a branch line from Wickford to Southminster in Essex. Wickford railway station is in the town of Wickford at the Basildon district of the county of Essex in the East of England. Battlesbridge railway station serves the village of Battlesbridge in Essex, England. South Woodham Ferrers railway station serves the town of South Woodham Ferrers in Essex, England. Maldon (ˈmɔːldən locally /ˈmɒldən/ is a town on the Blackwater estuary in Essex, England. North Fambridge railway station serves the village of North Fambridge in Essex, England. Althorne railway station serves the village of Althorne in Essex, England. Burnham-on-Crouch railway station serves the town of Burnham-on-Crouch in Essex, England. Southminster railway station serves the small town of Southminster in Essex, England. A branch line is a secondary railway line which branches off a more important through route usually a main line. Wickford is a Town in the South of the English county of Essex, with a population of more than 32500 Southminster is a town in the Maldon district of Essex in the East of England on the Dengie peninsula. Essex is a county in the East of England. The County town is Chelmsford, and the highest point of the county is Chrishall Common It is usually called the Southminster Branch  by users of the line, although that is no longer its official name. The majority of the line is formed by Network Rail route EA 1060; the short (11 ch. ) length between Wickford Junction and Wickford Station is a small section of Network Rail route EA 1050.
Places served by the line are:
The line diverges from the Shenfield-Southend Victoria line at Wickford. Wickford is a Town in the South of the English county of Essex, with a population of more than 32500 Battlesbridge is a village in Essex, England, through which the River Crouch flows South Woodham Ferrers is a Civil parish in the borough of Chelmsford in Essex, England. North Fambridge is a village and Civil parish on the Dengie peninsula in the English county of Essex. Althorne is a Village and Civil parish in Essex, England. It is located 21 km (13 Miles east-southeast from the county Burnham-on-Crouch is a town in the Maldon district of Essex in the East of England. The Mangapps Railway Museum (previously Mangapps Farm Railway Museum is a Heritage railway located near Burnham-on-Crouch in Essex. Southminster is a town in the Maldon district of Essex in the East of England on the Dengie peninsula. It is single track throughout, with a passing loop at North Fambridge station (which is the mid-point of the line to allow trains in opposite directions to pass).
The 16. 5-mile route was first opened to goods traffic on 1 June 1889, and passengers on 1 July 1889. Events 193 - Roman Emperor Didius Julianus is Assassinated 987 - Hugh Capet is elected Year 1889 ( MDCCCLXXXIX) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common "July 1st" redirects here For the Ayumi Hamasaki song see H (song. Year 1889 ( MDCCCLXXXIX) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common The line was electrified at 25 kV AC overhead in 1986
The number of trains on the Crouch Valley Line is normally restricted to two trains per hour (one train in each direction), with additional trains during the rush-hour. Railway electrification in Great Britain describes the past and present electrification systems used to supply traction current to railways and tramways in Great Britain 25 kV 50 Hz AC is a type of Railway electrification system. Year 1986 ( MCMLXXXVI) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar) This is due to the limited track space available when the line was drastically cut back by Dr. Beeching to one track in the 60's as part of the Beeching Axe railway closures. Richard Beeching Baron Beeching ( 21 April 1913 - 23 March 1985) commonly known as Doctor Beeching, was chairman of British The Beeching Axe is an informal name for the British Government 's attempt in the 1960s to reduce the cost of running British Railways, the nationalised railway system The line used to take overnight waste and fuel rods from Bradwell's decommissioned power station to another part of the country each Thursday but this service has now ceased. Bradwell-on-Sea is a Village in Essex, England. It is located about 9 km (5 miles north-northeast of Southminster and is 30 km (19 miles east Bradwell power station is a twin Magnox reactor nuclear Power station now undergoing Decommissioning following shutdown at the end of March
As the line is deemed minor, it often gets the oldest rolling stock of trains in operation by the current operators, whereas the mainline trains and even the Southend line trains get more up-to-date stock. That said, some of the very oldest stock used on the Southminster line was scrapped in 2004.
Passenger services are currently operated by National Express East Anglia. National Express East Anglia is a Train operating company and brand name of London Eastern Railway Ltd in the United Kingdom. They replaced the previous operator, First Great Eastern, on 1 April 2004, when all the operators in East Anglia were merged into one new franchise. First Great Eastern was an award winning Train operating company (TOC that operated suburban local and medium distance Train services from London Liverpool Events 527 - Byzantine Emperor Justin I names his nephew Justinian I as co-ruler and successor to the throne "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " East Anglia is often used as a shorthand for the Kingdom of the East Angles. Services are usually formed using Class 321/3 electrical multiple units. The British Rail Class 321 Alternating current (AC Electric multiple units (EMU were built by BREL York in three batches from An electric multiple unit or EMU is a Multiple unit train consisting of many carriages using Electricity as the motive power
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