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Brandon train station serves the small town of Brandon, located close to the Suffolk and Norfolk border. Trains from Brandon train station travel directly to Cambridge, with a journey time of 38 minutes, and Norwich, a journey which takes 45 minutes. Abellio Greater Anglia manages the station and most of the services which stop here.  

The name of the town of Brandon dates from the 11th century, although the area was known for its flint as far back as prehistoric times. The Neolithic flint mine known as Grime’s Graves, located 3.5 miles from Brandon train station, is a popular local tourist attraction which explains the history of flint mining in the area as far back as 5,000 years ago. More recently, the station gained fame as a location in the Dad’s Army episode “The Big Parade”.  

There are two platforms at Brandon station, accessible from the street on one side and the car park on the other. A footbridge over the line connects them. There are no ticketing facilities: journeys from this station will need to be booked in advance or paid for on the train. Regular hourly trains depart from Brandon train station in each direction. 

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Station details & facilities

Ticket MachineUnavailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelUnstaffed
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionUnavailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Nearest station with more facilities

The nearest station(s) with more facilities than Brandon are:

  • Thetford
  • Ely
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer Service notes

Monday-Saturday 08:00-20:00ÿ
Sunday 10:00-20:00ÿ
Bank Holidays 09:00-18:00ÿ

The hours shown are for the Customer Relations team on 0345 600 7245 (option 8).

Closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.


Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Carpark operatorGreater Anglia
Car parking spaces5
Cycle storageUnavailable
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
No cycle parking
Step-free accessPart of station
Step-free access notes

Note that there is step free access to each platform, but access between the platforms is by stepped footbridge only

Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesUnavailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable
Accessible taxisunknown
Accessible taxis notes

Details of nearest taxis are shown on station information poster

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Departures and arrivals from Brandon

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Brandon station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to NorwichGreater Anglia20:521On time
to NorwichGreater Anglia21:521On time
to CambridgeGreater Anglia21:532On time
to CambridgeGreater Anglia23:212On time
to NorwichGreater Anglia23:29On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from CambridgeGreater Anglia20:521On time
from CambridgeGreater Anglia21:521On time
from NorwichGreater Anglia21:522On time
from NorwichGreater Anglia23:202On time
from Stansted AirportGreater Anglia23:29On time
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