Fakenham East railway station

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Fakenham East
Site of Fakenham East Railway Station - geograph.org.uk - 1895422.jpg
The Site today complete with original, but relocated, crossing post to the right
Location
Place Fakenham
Area North Norfolk, Norfolk
Grid reference TF927297
Operations
Pre-grouping Eastern Counties Railway
Great Eastern Railway
Post-grouping London & North Eastern Railway
Eastern Region of British Railways
Platforms 1
History
20 March 1849 Opened (Fakenham)
27 September 1948 Renamed (Fakenham East)
5 October 1964 Closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
A B C D–F G H–J K–L M–O P–R S T–V W–Z
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1979 charter DMU at Fakenham

Fakenham East railway station was a railway station in the market town of Fakenham in the English county of Norfolk.

This station is one of the possible sites protected in local plans in case it is needed to be restored as part of the Mid-Norfolk Railway's eventual plans to return to Fakenham. Any replacement station would be built on the throat of the original site, as sheltered housing has been built on the main station site. Other developments north of the former station make further extension of the Mid-Norfolk Railway towards Walsingham and Wells impracticable, but the 'Norfolk Orbital' scheme proposes reopening instead towards the North Norfolk line at Holt.

There was also a Fakenham West railway station on the Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway between King's Lynn and Great Yarmouth which closed in 1959.

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Walsingham
Line and station closed
  Wells and Fakenham Railway   Terminus
Walsingham
Line and station closed
  British Rail
Eastern Region

Wymondham to Wells via East Dereham
  Ryburgh
Line and station closed
Heritage Railways  Proposed Heritage railways
Terminus   Mid-Norfolk Railway   Ryburgh
Line and station closed

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Coordinates: 52°49′51″N 0°51′35″E / 52.8308°N 0.8596°E / 52.8308; 0.8596