Soham Railway Station

Soham railway station was a station on the Ely to Newmarket line that served the town of Soham in Cambridgeshire.

The station was opened on 1 September 1879. It was destroyed on 2 June 1944, when a munitions train caught fire and blew up, killing two and damaging over seven hundred buildings. The signal box, also damaged in the explosion which resulted in the death of signalman Frank Bridges, is now preserved on the Mid-Norfolk Railway.

Although the line remained open, the station was closed to passengers on 13 September 1965. Since then a local campaign has run to reopen it. In February 2011 East Cambridgeshire District Council obtained funding for a study into a possible reopening.

In January 2013 Network Rail released a five-year upgrade plan, which included reopening Soham station as part of improvements to the Ipswich to Ely Line.

Other Information

Built:  1879
Demolished:  1965

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  • Soham, Cambridgeshire, UK

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