North Walsham railway station

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North Walsham National Rail
North Walsham
Location
Place North Walsham
Local authority North Norfolk
Grid reference TG281297
Operations
Station code NWA
Managed by Greater Anglia
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05   135,575
2005/06 Increase 139,634
2006/07 Increase 147,132
2007/08 Increase 218,295
2008/09 Increase 225,658
2009/10 Decrease 210,800
2010/11 Increase 215,874
2011/12 Increase 222,140
2012/13 Increase 242,386
History
20 October 1874 Opened (North Walsham)
27 September 1948 Renamed (North Walsham Main)
? Renamed (North Walsham)
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at North Walsham from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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North Walsham station in April 1977

North Walsham is a railway station in the town of North Walsham in the English county of Norfolk. The station is served by local services operated by Greater Anglia on the Bittern Line from Norwich to Cromer and Sheringham. The station was formerly known as North Walsham Main railway station.

Historically, the town was served by two adjacent railway stations; the existing station served the Great Eastern Railway line from Norwich to Cromer High, while nearby North Walsham Town railway station served the now closed lines to Melton Constable via Aylsham, Melton Constable via Mundesley and Sheringham, and Great Yarmouth via Potter Heigham. North Walsham Town closed on 28 February 1959, with Main station renamed simply "North Walsham".

In March 2010, the station signs were changed to advertise Paston College. The signs now say "North Walsham" with the slogan "Home of Paston College" written beneath.

The station is the site of the only passing loop on the route (although trains can also pass in the station at Cromer), which has been worked remotely from Norwich since the line was resignalled in 2000. The station goods yard meanwhile is the last operational freight location on the line - GB Railfreight dispatches regular bulk trainloads of petrochemicals (gas condensate piped in from various offshore North Sea gas fields) from here to Harwich Parkeston Quay. Aggregate traffic (in the form of spent railway ballast) has also been handled here in the past.

Train services[edit]

The following services currently call at North Walsham:

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

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Coordinates: 52°49′01″N 1°23′05″E / 52.8169°N 1.3846°E / 52.8169; 1.3846