Four trains passing through Marks Tey on a wet June afternoon.
Empty platforms at Marks Tey station on a wet June afternoon.
Marks Tey platform 1
I had planned to spend a week travelling around the north of the county, and my first stop was Marks Tey, in order to record the train journey to Sudbury (yes, I know that is in Suffolk, but only just!).
I had sent a request to the train company, Abellio Greater Anglia, in order to gain the relevant permissions, but they hadn’t responded by the day I had planned to make the recording (in fact as I write this, two weeks later, they still haven’t), so I thought I’d ask at the ticket office when I arrived. The ticket office was closed. The signs to the toilets point in the wrong directions, but by the time I had found and used them, there were some staff members in the office. They were rather reluctant and suspicious of my request, but a few phone calls later, including two to the station manager, the all-clear was given.
There was a while to wait until the train to Sudbury. I sat in the shelter on Platform One, which was a good move as it started to rain, and recorded a class 360 to Ipswich stopping and departing, a class 90 Intercity to Liverpool Street, a class 66 freight train to Felixstowe port and another class 360 to Liverpool Street. Enjoy.