Hoveton and Wroxham railway station

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Hoveton and Wroxham National Rail
Hoveton and Wroxham
Platform 1, showing the station building
Location
Place Wroxham
Local authority North Norfolk
Grid reference TG302185
Operations
Station code HXM
Managed by Greater Anglia
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
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Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05   76,754
2005/06 Increase 77,707
2006/07 Increase 81,905
2007/08 Increase 101,084
2008/09 Increase 104,096
2009/10 Decrease 100,254
2010/11 Increase 109,022
2011/12 Increase 113,854
2012/13 Increase 119,696
History
20 October 1874 Opened (Wroxham)
12 May 1966 Renamed (Hoveton & Wroxham)
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Hoveton and Wroxham from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Hoveton and Wroxham is a railway station serving the town of Wroxham in the English county of Norfolk. The station is technically situated in the adjacent village of Hoveton, but the two settlements are usually regarded as one.

Bure Valley Railway locomotive on the turntable at Wroxham

The station is served by local services operated by Greater Anglia on the Bittern Line from Norwich to Cromer and Sheringham. It is also the southern terminus of the narrow gauge Bure Valley Railway, which runs to Aylsham on the trackbed of part of the former East Norfolk Railway route to County School. This line formerly diverged from the Cromer line a short distance north of the station, but closed to all traffic in 1982 and was subsequently dismantled.

The station is the last on the double track portion of the line from Norwich - the line becomes single north of here and remains so for the rest of the way to Sheringham (except for a loop at North Walsham and a short section into the station at Cromer).

Train services[edit]

The following services currently call at Hoveton and Wroxham:

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
Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Greater Anglia
Heritage Railways  Heritage railways
Coltishall   Bure Valley Railway   Terminus
Historical railways
Line and station open
Great Eastern Railway Terminus

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Coordinates: 52°42′55″N 1°24′24″E / 52.71515°N 1.40678°E / 52.71515; 1.40678