Norchard railway station

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Norchard
Norchard railway station MMB 05.jpg
Location
Place Norchard
Area Forest of Dean
Grid reference SO628043
Operations
Original company Severn and Wye Railway
Managed by Dean Forest Railway
Platforms 3
Stations on heritage railways in the United Kingdom
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A 1911 Railway Clearing House map of railways in the vicinity of Parkend
Station master's office - Low Level Platform 1

Norchard is a railway station on the Dean Forest Railway, near Lydney in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire.

Norchard is the main station of the Dean Forest Railway. Complete with sidings and a shed, it is the engineering base of the railway. Also to be found at this station is the Plate-Layers Buffet, the gift shop, museum, toilets, the main ticket office and a large free car park. Around Norchard there are many footpaths for walks into the forest, which are very good for photographing and filming the trains.

To get from the shop and ticket office, passengers must cross the line using the level crossing to the platforms. The station has three platforms in total. Low Level has two platforms; Platform 1 is for trains to Lydney Junction and Platform 2 has the Plate-layers Buffet and the 9681 shop which are in coaches. Norchard High Level has just one platform (Platform 3), but it serves trains from both Lydney Junction and Parkend, making it the main platform.

Services[edit]

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Lydney Town
Line and station open
  Severn and Wye Railway
(Later MR and GWR)
  Whitecroft
Line and station open
Heritage Railways  Heritage railways
  Norchard High Level  
Lydney Town   Dean Forest Railway   Whitecroft
  Norchard Low Level  
Lydney Town   Dean Forest Railway   Terminus

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Coordinates: 51°44′10″N 2°32′22″W / 51.73625°N 2.53939°W / 51.73625; -2.53939