Gunton railway station

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Gunton National Rail
Gunton
Location
Place Lower Street, Thorpe Market
Local authority North Norfolk
Grid reference TG255351
Operations
Station code GNT
Managed by Greater Anglia
Number of platforms 1
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
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Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05   12,640
2005/06 Decrease 11,951
2006/07 Decrease 11,374
2007/08 Increase 16,399
2008/09 Increase 19,706
2009/10 Decrease 17,826
2010/11 Increase 18,714
2011/12 Decrease 16,742
2012/13 Increase 18,400
History
29 July 1876 Opened
19 April 1965 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 Gunton from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Gunton is a railway station on the Bittern Line which connects the city of Norwich to the North Norfolk coastal towns of Cromer and Sheringham in East Anglia, England. There is no village of this name, the station being actually situated in the parish of Thorpe Market. Gunton station was built primarily for the convenience of Lord Suffield who lived at nearby Gunton Hall, a major investor in the original East Norfolk Railway Company[1] which built the railway from Norwich to Cromer.[2] Gunton's station buildings are now preserved but are privately owned.

The station today[edit]

Main building now a private residence

The station serves the villages of Lower Street, Thorpe Market and Southrepps. It is served by local services operated by Greater Anglia. Gunton station is un-staffed, and consists of a single platform with a simple "bus type" shelter for passenger use. Originally the location of a passing loop, the northbound platform and station buildings are no longer in the ownership of the railway. Instead they are owned by the Lord of Thorpe Market, Stanley Hurn. There is an unrestricted car park at the station that holds about ten vehicles.

Train services[edit]

The following services currently call at Gunton:

Operator Route Material Frequency
Greater Anglia Norwich - Salhouse - Hoveton and Wroxham - Worstead - North Walsham - Gunton - Roughton Road - Cromer - West Runton - Sheringham Class 153, Class 156, Class 170 1x per hour - Monday to Saturday 1x every two hours - Sundays and Public Holidays

References[edit]

  1. ^ Adderson, Richard; Kenworthy, Graham (November 1998). Branch Lines Around Cromer. Midhurst: Middleton Press. ISBN 1-901706-26-5. 
  2. ^ http://www.bitternline.com/route.htm

External links[edit]

Preceding station   National Rail National Rail   Following station
Greater Anglia
Disused railways
North Walsham
Line and station open
  Great Eastern Railway
East Norfolk Railway
  Cromer High
Line and station closed

Coordinates: 52°51′58″N 1°20′56″E / 52.866°N 1.349°E / 52.866; 1.349