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Melton station lies on the Ipswich to Lowestoft East Suffolk Line, serving the village of Melton in Suffolk. The station originally opened in 1859 before closing - seemingly for good - in 1955. However, after much public pressure the station was given a new lease of life 1984. Since then, Melton has operated regular hourly services to both Ipswich and Lowestoft from its single platform. The station is just outside the quaint village centre, which is home to a colourful mix of independent shops and stunning 18th century architecture. Look out for St. Andrew's church, which looks over the town from Station Road and hosts a number of cultural and social events throughout the year. For a pleasant local walk, head to the footpaths along the River Deben - turn right out of the station and look out for the Melton Riverside car park, just a few minutes' walk away.

Station details & facilities

Ticket MachineUnavailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelUnstaffed
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionUnavailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Shops note<p>Butcher</p>
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 Melton are:

  • Woodbridge
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 operatorOperated by Abellio Greater Anglia
Car parking spaces27
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces12
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
on forecourt and platform 1
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes


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

Details of nearest taxis are shown on station information poster

You won't have any trouble finding your way around Melton station, though you'll find it difficult to buy a ticket - the small station is entirely unstaffed, with no ticket facilities at all. Buy one from the guard on the train if you haven't bought in advance. The single platform has secure bike storage, bench seating and a customer help point, and there's a taxi rank and a bus stop right outside the station.

Departures and arrivals from Melton

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Melton station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Harwich InternationalGreater Anglia06:29Scheduled
to SaxmundhamGreater Anglia06:411Scheduled
to IpswichGreater Anglia07:451Scheduled
to LowestoftGreater Anglia07:571Scheduled
to IpswichGreater Anglia08:321Scheduled
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from LowestoftGreater Anglia06:29Scheduled
from IpswichGreater Anglia06:411Scheduled
from LowestoftGreater Anglia07:451Scheduled
from IpswichGreater Anglia07:571Scheduled
from LowestoftGreater Anglia08:321Scheduled
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