Buckenham railway station

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Buckenham National Rail
Buckenham
Location
Place Buckenham
Local authority Broadland
Grid reference TG350056
Operations
Station code BUC
Managed by Greater Anglia
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05 Decrease 39
2005/06 Decrease 29
2006/07 Decrease 22
2007/08 Increase 97
2008/09 Increase 132
2009/10 Increase 154
2010/11 Decrease 106
2011/12 Decrease 100 [1]
2012/13 Decrease 72
History
Original company Yarmouth and Norwich Railway[2]
Pre-grouping Great Eastern Railway[2]
Post-grouping LNER
1 May 1844 Opened[2]
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Buckenham from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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The station in 1963

Buckenham railway station is a railway station in the English county of Norfolk. The station is located in Buckenham on the Norwich-Lowestoft/Great Yarmouth Wherry Line.[3] The station is operated by Greater Anglia, having been built by the Yarmouth and Norwich Railway and opened in 1844.[2]

According to usage estimates Buckenham is one of the least-used stations in the country. In 2005-06 it had an estimated 29 users and in 2006-07 only 22 users. Usage figures have increased in recent years with an estimated 100 users in 2011-12.[1] A limited number of services stop, by request only, at the station on weekends with no services on weekdays.

RSPB Buckenham Marshes is located next to the station, with RSPB Strumpshaw Fen a short walk away. Strumpshaw Hall Steam Museum is also located in the area.

Services[edit]

As of February 2014 services only stop at the station at weekends and on a request basis. On Saturdays one train serves the station to Norwich and one to Lowestoft. On Sundays three trains to Norwich call at the station with three trains to Great Yarmouth on the Berney Arms section of the line via Reedham.[4] During the summer period the service is generally extended to include an extra train from Norwich to Lowestoft and back each Sunday.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 'Estimates of station usage 2011-12', Office of rail regulation (available online). Retrieved 2013-05-30.
  2. ^ a b c d 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. p. 47. ISBN 1-8526-0508-1. OCLC 60251199. 
  3. ^ Ordnance Survey (2005). OS Explorer Map OL40 - The Broads (Map). ISBN 0-319-23769-9.
  4. ^ a b 'Norwich to Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft', Greater Anglia, December 2013.

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Brundall   Greater Anglia
Wherry Lines
Weekends only
  Cantley

Coordinates: 52°35′50″N 1°28′07″E / 52.59734°N 1.46852°E / 52.59734; 1.46852