Harwich International railway station

Harwich International railway station

Infobox UK station
name = Harwich International



manager = National Express East Anglia
locale = Parkeston
borough = Tendring
code = HPQ
lowusage0405 = 91,867
lowusage0506 = 99,489
lowusage0607 = 99,201
platforms = 3
start = 1883

Harwich International railway station is a railway station serving Harwich International Port in Essex, England. The station is located on the electrified Mayflower Line from Manningtree to Harwich Town. The station is located in and serves the community of Parkeston, and was known as Harwich Parkeston Quay until 1995.

The station is served by National Express East Anglia. Services are described below:
*Semi-fast services from London Liverpool Street terminate here. These are formed of Class 317, Class 321 or Class 360 electric multiple units.
*Local services operate between Manningtree and Harwich Town. These are usually formed of Class 321 units. Many operate to/from London Liverpool Street and these are usually formed of Class 360 units.
*Some services between Cambridge and Ipswich are extended to Harwich International. These services use diesel multiple units of Classes 150, 153, 156 or 170.

History

The port and station owe their origins to the Great Eastern Railway which opened them on a new track alignment built over reclaimed land in 1883 and named them after its chairman, C.H. Parkes. The original combined station building and hotel is still in existence although its hotel functions have been taken over as offices and as part of the port terminal. [cite book|author=Kay, Peter|title=Essex Railway Heritage|publisher=Peter Kay|location=Wivenhoe|year=2006|isbn=978-1-899890-40-8]

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