Attleborough railway station
|Local authority||Breckland, Norfolk|
|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*|
|30 July 1845||Opened|
|12 September 1966||Closed to freight|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* 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.
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.
Harold Westley was stationmaster during WWII. He was on duty when a well placed German bomb hit the Cider factory.
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.
A Normal service operates on most Bank holidays.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|East Midlands Trains
- Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-8526-0508-1. OCLC 60251199.
- Jowett, Alan (2000). Jowett's Nationalised Railway Atlas (1st ed.). Penryn, Cornwall: Atlantic Transport Publishers. ISBN 0-9068-9999-0. OCLC 228266687.
- Jowett, Alan (March 1989). Jowett's Railway Atlas of Great Britain and Ireland: From Pre-Grouping to the Present Day (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-8526-0086-1. OCLC 22311137.
- Station on navigable O.S. map
- Map sources for Attleborough railway station