back in the day…..

David used to bike from RAF Mildenhall to this rail station and get on a train to Cambridge to come and see me when we met over there way back in 1982 🙂

The rail station that passengers forgot! Just TWELVE people use sleepy Shippea Hill in an entire YEAR

Long suffering commuters cramming themselves into late-running trains might want to stop reading now.

A league table of the quietest stations in the country has been topped by Shippea Hill – which was astonishingly used by just 12 people last year.
The 170-year-old East Cambridgeshire hub has again been named as the nation’s least busy in official figures.

Shippea Hill in East Cambridgeshire was used by just 12 people last year. One service a day runs from the station towards Norwich, but there is no return service
Just one passenger a month boarded or exited a train at the 170 year old station, which serves the hamlet of Shippea Hill, down from a whopping 22 in 2014-15.

Shippea Hill is a request stop, so passengers must flag down the driver if they want to board.




About girlonahandcycle

Natural Brit/Naturalized American wife, mom, grandma and all around old broad still happily ignoring my MS (since 1985 - ha!). Every time it slows me down I find a way to speed back up which explains my very cool Tilite wheelchair and Top End handcycle ..........also my ripped arms ; ) Don't get back to the homeland or to other cool places quite as easily or often as I'd like anymore so theoretically my rambling here keeps me a little more connected to far away friends and family.
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