Trains to Bury St Edmunds

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Bury St Edmunds is an historic market town in St Edmundsbury district set in the Suffolk county. It had a key role in King John's acceptance of the Magna Carter, making it one of the most important settlements in the Western world. It is famous for brewing and malting industries as well as for housing Silver Spoon sugar factory. The town represents the heart of the culture and retail of West Suffolk. Tourism plays a major role in the town’s economy. The town is characterized by an abundance of medieval architecture, the breathtaking Cathedral and Abbey gardens, even though the town’s main landmark is Bury St Edmund’s Abbey, located in the centre.

Bury St Edmunds' station dates back to 1847, it was designed by Sancton Wood and was originally admired for its two red-brick towers erected on each side of the tracks, unfortunately the towers were later removed in 1893. The station has two operating platforms. Platform 2 serves trains directed to Ipswick, while Platform 1 serves trains heading east. The two platforms are connected by a subway. Today, the station operates Abellio Greater Anglia trains seven days a week. Trains directed to Peterborough depart every two hours from Bury St Edmunds' station, while those directed to Ipswich and Cambridge operate hourly.

To secure cheap train tickets to Bury St Edmunds, passengers should book Advance tickets and benefits from discounted train fares. Trains originating from Peterborough continue to Ipswich after calling at Bury St Edmunds. The station runs train connections from Cambridge. To London King’s Cross, London Liverpool Street via Colchester, Stansted Airport and Ipswich.

The station is a short walk from the town centre where visitors will enjoy a wide range of shops distributed on St John's Street, a delightful cafe culture along Hatter Street and all the latest movies are projected at the Abbeygate Picturehouse Cinema. A local market takes place twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays, in the historic centre of the town. In 2008 Bury St Edmund’s shopping opportunities have been increased with the opening of the Arc Shopping Centre. Built on the former Cattle Market, the shopping centre features 38 outlets as well as restaurants. The Apex, at the centre of the complex is designed to host events ranging from art exhibitions to concerts designed to entertain all ages. Start planning your visit, reserve train tickets to Bury St Edmunds' and come and discover Nutshell bar, the smallest pub in Britain.

Bury St Edmunds' station offers travellers a ticket office opened seven days a week with the following timetable. On weekdays from 05:45am until 6:30pm, on Saturdays from 6:50am until 6:00pm, while on Sundays the operating hours are from 8:15am until 4:00pm. It is equipped with one main entrance leading on to the station’s concourse offering self-service ticket machines, baby-changing facilities and a customer help point. Travellers can reach the two platforms either using a subway or lifts.  Platform 2 is equipped with a cafe and toilets. There are cycle racks and a car park at the front of the station. CCTV surveillance service, ATMs and Wi-Fi operate at this train station.