Britain >East Anglia >Thurston Elmswell Bury St Edmunds


Collected date 08/10/11

Thurston sign

On the way to drive some hovercraft I passed through Thurston station, on the line between Cambridge and Ipswich. At platform level, the station is pretty enough, but descending to road level the building is marvellous:

Thurston front

Now in private hands and no longer used by the railway, but still standing and still very attractive. A ramp leads up from the station front to platform level, via the car park:

Thurston approach

The third storey of the station building backs onto platform 2:

Thurston platform 2

The doorways and windows are of course bricked up:

Thurston rear

The rear of the station building seen from the other side, with the weather-vane on top and arch in the chimney:

Thurston side

Detail of the canopy on platform 2:

Thurston canopy

On platform 1 opposite, looking eastwards:

Thurston platform 1

Looking west along the line from the end of platform 1:

Thurston looking west

A long view of platform 1:

Thurston platform 1 long view

Looking east from the end of platform 1, next to the crossing which allows passengers to get between the two platforms:

Thurston looking east