|Type:||Great Eastern Railway|
Like the other stations and halts on the Elsenham & Thaxted Light Railway Thaxted was a fairly modest affair with a single platform. However as it was a terminus it also had a run-around loop, some freight sidings and a small engine shed. The station also had a cattle dock. As with other stations on the line an old GER coach body was used as part of the station buildings. There was no ticket office, tickets were always issued on the train . The station did have toilets however.
Passenger services ceased to Thaxted (along with the rest of the line) in 1952, freight continued until 1953 when the line was closed completely.
|Thaxted station, postcard view (public domain image)|
|Thaxted station at it's opening, public domain image |
 "New branch on the Great Eastern Railway", Railway Times (April 5th, 1913) p. 343
 Vic Mitchell, Broxbourne to Cambridge including the Thaxted Branch (Middleton Press, 2012) Map XVIII
 Mitchell Fig. 78