Nine Greater Anglia stations feature in a new book on Britain’s Best 100 Railway stations

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Nine Greater Anglia railway stations feature in a new book by author Simon Jenkins on Britain’s best 100 railway stations.

The stations range from major stations such as London Liverpool Street, Cambridge and Norwich, to mid-sized stations such as Stowmarket, Hertford East and Bury St. Edmunds, and smaller locations such as Ingatestone, Needham Market and Chappel and Wakes Colne.

The book celebrates the best in station architecture and achievement, which have made the chosen locations more than just a platform where you board or alight from a train.

Andrew Goodrum, Customer Service Director for Greater Anglia, said: “We’re proud that nine of our stations feature in Simon Jenkins new book on Britain’s 100 Best Railway stations. We take our role as custodians of these much-loved landmarks very seriously and, in partnership with Network Rail, will play our part in ensuring they remain iconic gateways to the communities they serve.”

Simon Jenkins describes the history, geography, design and significance of each of the 100 stations featured. He explores their role in the national imagination, champions the engineers, architects and rival companies that made them possible and tells the story behind the development, triumphs and follies of these very British creations - which are marvellous, often under-sung places that link our nation.

Simon Jenkins is the author of the bestselling books A Short History of England, England's Thousand Best Churches and England's Thousand Best Houses. He is the former editor of the Evening Standard and The Times, and a columnist for the Guardian and Evening Standard.

He has served as deputy chairman of English Heritage and chairman of the National Trust, was a founder member of SAVE Britain's Heritage and chaired the revision of the Pevsner guides from 1994 to 2011. He founded the Railway Heritage Trust and has served on the Boards of British Rail and London Transport.

Britain’s 100 Best Railway Stations by Simon Jenkins is published by Viking Books on 28 September