Belton and Burgh railway station

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Belton & Burgh
Location
Place Belton with Browston
Area Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
Grid reference TG478027
Operations
Pre-grouping Eastern Counties Railway
Great Eastern Railway
Post-grouping London and North Eastern Railway
Eastern Region of British Railways
Platforms 2
History
1 June 1859 Opened (Belton)
1 July 1923 Renamed (Belton & Burgh)
2 November 1959 Closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Belton & Burgh was a station in the Norfolk village of Belton on the outskirts of Great Yarmouth but also served the village of Burgh Castle about 3.5 km away. It once saw trains on the main line from Yarmouth South Town to London, but was closed in 1959 as part of a major re-evaluation of the British Railways network. It was on a connecting branch between Great Yarmouth and Beccles.[1]

The site of the station can still be located. It is now a modern house where Station Road South meets Station Road North. A notable bump in the road signifies where the track once crossed. The station was on the left, travelling north to south, with the house having a "Platform 3" sign hanging by the driveway. On the right, an access road to a camp site is on the old track bed going off towards St. Olaves.

Former Services
Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Yarmouth South Town   Great Eastern
Yarmouth-Beccles Line
1859-1959
  St Olaves

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Coordinates: 52°33′56″N 1°39′18″E / 52.56564°N 1.65495°E / 52.56564; 1.65495