Attleborough railway station

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For the station in the United States, see Attleboro (MBTA station)
Attleborough National Rail
Attleborough
Location
Place Attleborough
Local authority Breckland, Norfolk
Coordinates 52°30′51″N 1°01′16″E / 52.51428°N 1.02119°E / 52.51428; 1.02119Coordinates: 52°30′51″N 1°01′16″E / 52.51428°N 1.02119°E / 52.51428; 1.02119
Grid reference TM051950
Operations
Station code ATL
Managed by Abellio Greater Anglia
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
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Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05 Increase 133,370
2005/06 Increase 139,252
2006/07 Increase 154,442
2007/08 Decrease 151,389
2008/09 Increase 154,064
2009/10 Decrease 153,410
2010/11 Increase 161,610
2011/12 Increase 170,948
2012/13 Decrease 157,792
History
30 July 1845 Opened
12 September 1966 Closed to freight
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Attleborough from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Attleborough railway station is a railway station serving the town of Attleborough in the English county of Norfolk. It is served by local services operated by East Midlands Trains and on the Breckland Line 16 miles (26 km) west of Norwich to Peterborough and Cambridge.

A new Ticket Office opened in 2008 as part of the National Express East Anglia 'Rural Stations Restaffing Initiative', exactly 41 years and one week since the original was closed down. The staffing hours are 07.00 to 11.06 Monday to Friday.

The wooden level crossing gates adjacent to Attleborough railway station used to be opened and closed manually by the Signaller in the local signal box. However, in 2012 the signal box was closed and the crossing was renewed with automated full barriers with red flashing road lights.

History[edit]

Opened by the Norfolk Railway, then run by the Great Eastern Railway, it became part of the London and North Eastern Railway during the Grouping of 1923. The station then passed on to the Eastern Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948.

When Sectorisation was introduced in the 1980s, the station was served by Regional Railways until the Privatisation of British Railways.

Harold Westley was stationmaster during WWII. He was on duty when a well placed German bomb hit the Cider factory.

Services[edit]

Westbound, there is typically an hourly service operated by Abellio Greater Anglia to Cambridge (57 minutes). East Midlands Trains operate three services per day to Nottingham via Ely and Peterborough. Two of these three services continue on to Sheffield, Manchester, Warrington Central, Widnes and Liverpool Lime Street.

Eastbound, Greater Anglia operate an hourly service to Norwich (19 minutes) and East Midlands Trains operate three services per day also to Norwich.

On Sundays, Greater Anglia operate an hourly service to Cambridge and an hourly service to Norwich.

A Normal service operates on most Bank holidays.

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