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Stowmarket station in Suffolk offers a picturesque welcome to an ancient market town. The Ipswich & Bury Railway opened the station in 1846, and the original red brick building, designed in the idiosyncratic Jacobean style, was restored in 1987 and is Grade II listed. Lying 80 miles from London Liverpool Street, Stowmarket sits between Needham Market to the south and Diss to the north - the journey to the capital takes about 90 minutes. Visitors to Stowmarket should make a beeline for the town's medieval heart, found around the St. Peter and St. Mary Church - to reach it, head over the River Gipping and down Tavern Street. On your way, see how many of the 131 buildings listed by the Department of National Heritage you can spot. The town centre is also worth a peek, particularly Bury Street and the Old Fox Yard. Edward III granted the town a market charter in 1347 and markets continue to this day, running on Thursdays and Saturdays.

Station details & facilities

The main entrance can be found on Prentice Road. From the small ticket office, double doors lead onto platform 2 (Norwich, Peterborough and Cambridge). Access to platform 1 (Ipswich and London Liverpool Street) is via a footbridge or three entrances on the other side of the building. There are toilets on platform 2. Step-free access between platforms is possible using the Stowupland Road level crossing.

Departures and arrivals from Stowmarket

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Stowmarket station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to CambridgeGreater Anglia08:342On time
to IpswichGreater Anglia08:471On time
to NorwichGreater Anglia08:502On time
to London Liverpool StreetGreater Anglia08:581On time
to IpswichGreater Anglia09:141On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Harwich InternationalGreater Anglia08:322On time
from CambridgeGreater Anglia08:461On time
from London Liverpool StreetGreater Anglia08:492On time
from NorwichGreater Anglia08:581On time
from PeterboroughGreater Anglia09:131On time
† Average savings on advance fares booked at least one week before day of travel vs Anytime fares purchased on day of travel. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.

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