Station Name: NEWMARKET (2nd station)
Still open but included for completeness

[Source: Nick Catford]

Newmarket Station Gallery 2: 1970s - October 2014


Platform 1 at Newmarket station seen from a passing Ipswich train in July 1970. The new entrance to the station is just out of view at the end of the platform.
Photo by Alan Brown

Platform 1 at Newmarket station seen from a passing Cambridge train in June 1973. The south end of the platform has been taken out of use and fenced. The sign on the fence reads 'Platform closed beyond this barrier'.
Photo by Alan Young

Newmarket station looking south-west from platform 1 in May 1975. Although the building was out of use, trains stopped alongside it as passengers still used the canopy. The station entrance is now behind the photographer at the end of the platform.
Photo by David Burrows from his Flickr photostream

Newmarket station looking north-east from platform 1 in May 1975. Most of the windows and doorways have been bricked up as the building is now in commercial use, but the public still have access to the platform. Trolleys are seen on both platforms; as the station is now unstaffed these would have been used exclusively by Royal Mail.
Photo by David Burrows from his Flickr photostream

Newmarket signal box in May 1975. The barrow crossing is now the only means of reaching platform 2. The way out of the station is at the end of platform 1, as indicated by the hand-painted
sign on the fence,
Photo by David Burrows from his Flickr photostream

Tokens are exchanged as a Cravens Class 105 DMU on the 17.08 Cambridge service arrives at Newmarket station on 30 July 1977. In its last years it was the point of single-line token exchange for the section to/from Chippenham Junction, having taken over this function from Newmarket Yard Junction box when that closed with the goods yard on 3 April 1967. The signal box closed without warning on 3 January 1978 when it was wrecked during a storm.
Photo by Geoff Skelsey
Newmarket station looking south-west from platform 1 in April 1978. Three ‘bus shelters’ are provided for the public waiting on the up platform. Passengers waiting on the down platform could still seek shelter beneath the old canopy. Down trains continued to stop alongside the canopy until it was removed a few years later. A trolley is noted on the platform; as the station is now unstaffed this would have been used exclusively by Royal Mail.
Photo by John Mann

Newmarket station forecourt seen from the entrance onto Green Road (formerly part of The Avenue) in April 1981. When the station first opened, carriages would arrive at the far end of the forecourt to drop off or take on passengers under the verandah - a smaller replacement is seen here - and leave by the gate behind the photographer. In the 1970s the building was sold to J Brooke Fairbairn & Company, fabric importers and exporters.
Photo by Martin Potter

By the 1980s the down platform canopy had been removed and the platform in front of the building had been fenced off. Three ‘bus shelters’ have been provided for waiting passengers. There is
also a bicycle shed.

Two English Electric Class 50 diesel locos (50026 'Indomitable' and 50032 'Courageous' ) double-head Hertfordshire Rail Tours & British Rail (Watford Area) 'The Malt & Hops' railtour when it makes a 17-minute dusk stop in the disused south end of Newmarket station on 29 October 1988. It is not obvious in this picture but the train comprised a complete rake of stock and both locos in the same livery, which is an unusual sight. This is the original version of Network SouthEast livery, with upswept stripes on the locos and a lighter shade of blue than subsequently used. Click here for another picture of this tour passing through Kemsing in Kent, showing the locomotives and coaches. This tour also
stopped at Dullingham.
Photo by Mark Beal from his Mark Beal TMD web site

Another view of the 'The Malt & Hops'. Long gone are the days when people could spread out across the track to find the best spot for a photo. Modern health and safety regulations have a loy to answer for. I musn't get on my soapbox!!
Photo by Mark Beal from his Mark Beal TMD web site


Newmarket station looking south-west from the remaining platform in October 2014. In 2003 the station was given a £20,000 facelift with new ‘bus shelters’, seats and lighting.
Photo by Nick Catford

Looking south-west along the disused south end of the platform at Newmarket station in October 2014. Marks on the brickwork left after the removal of the canopy are clearly visible. Now that the platform has been fenced, the bricked-up windows have been reinstated for the benefit of those using the building as office. The doorways remain bricked up.
Photo by Nick Catford

Looking north-east along the disused south end of the platform at Newmarket station in October 2014. No evidence remains of either the up line or platform.
Photo by Nick Catford

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