Norwich railway station

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Norwich National Rail
Norwich
Norwich railway station
Location
Place Norwich
Local authority Norwich, Norfolk
Grid reference TG239083
Operations
Station code NRW
Managed by Abellio Greater Anglia
Number of platforms 6
DfT category B
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05 Increase 2.122 million
2005/06 Increase 2.328 million
2006/07 Increase 2.712 million
2007/08 Increase 3.450 million
2008/09 Increase 3.569 million
2009/10 Decrease 3.496 million
2010/11 Increase 3.749 million
2011/12 Increase 3.885 million
2012/13 Increase 4.126 million
History
1 May 1844 Opened
12 December 1849 Renamed (Norwich Thorpe)
3 May 1886 Resited on adjacent site
5 May 1969 Renamed (Norwich)
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Norwich from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Norwich station in 1851, before its rebuilding in 1886.
LNER Thompson B1 4-6-0 in 1958

Norwich (formerly Norwich Thorpe) is a railway station serving the city of Norwich in the English county of Norfolk. The station is the northern terminus of the Great Eastern Main Line from London Liverpool Street. It is also the terminus of railway lines from Ely, Sheringham, Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft.

History[edit]

At one time there were three railway stations in Norwich. Norwich Thorpe which is the current station now simply named Norwich - though still known locally as "Thorpe Station", Norwich Victoria which was once the terminus for certain passenger services from the London direction until 1916 as well as a goods station until demolition in the 1970s, and Norwich City which was the terminus for the Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway line from Melton Constable which closed in 1959.

East Anglia's worst rail crash occurred at Thorpe St Andrew between Norwich and Brundall in 1874, killing 25 people and injuring 75.

When the station closed briefly for electrification works in 1986, Trowse railway station, a disused suburban station, was put back into service as the terminus of the line. It closed again when Norwich re-opened.

Former train operating company Anglia Railways ran services known as London Crosslink from here to Basingstoke via Stratford. This service started in 2000 and ended in 2002.

Ticket barriers were installed in January 2009.

Station Layout[edit]

The entire station is a terminus at the end of the Great Eastern Main Line, the Breckland line and the Bittern/Wherry Lines.

Train services[edit]

The following services currently call at Norwich:

Operator Route Rolling Stock Frequency
East Midlands Trains Liverpool Lime Street - Manchester Piccadilly - Sheffield - Nottingham - Peterborough - Ely - Norwich Class 158 1x per hour
Abellio Greater Anglia London Liverpool Street - Colchester - Manningtree - Ipswich - Diss - Norwich Class 90 + Mark 3 Coaching Stock 1x per hour
Abellio Greater Anglia London Liverpool Street - Stratford - Chelmsford - Colchester - Manningtree - Ipswich - Stowmarket - Diss - Norwich Class 90 + Mark 3 Coaching Stock 1x per hour
Abellio Greater Anglia Cambridge - Ely - Brandon - Thetford - Norwich Class 170 1x per hour
Abellio Greater Anglia Norwich - North Walsham - Cromer - Sheringham Class 153, Class 156, Class 170 1x per hour
Abellio Greater Anglia Norwich - Acle - Great Yarmouth Class 153, Class 156, Class 170 1x per hour
Abellio Greater Anglia Norwich - Reedham - Berney Arms - Great Yarmouth Class 153, Class 156, Class 170 2x per day
Abellio Greater Anglia Norwich - Reedham - Lowestoft Class 153, Class 156, Class 170 1x per hour
Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
East Midlands Trains Terminus
Limited Service
Abellio Greater Anglia
Terminus Abellio Greater Anglia
Abellio Greater Anglia
Abellio Greater Anglia
Historical railways
Terminus Anglia Railways
Great Eastern Railway
Line open, station closed
Great Eastern Railway
Line open, station closed

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • On 21 July 2013, two passenger trains colided in Platform 6, injuring eight people.[1]

Typical journey times[edit]

Bus services[edit]

Bus services depart from outside the station and on Thorpe Road. Bus services are operated by First, Anglian Bus, Simonds, Konectbus and Neaves.

  • 1 (Station - City Centre - Harford - Swainsthorpe - Flordon - Long Stratton - Tivetshall - Gissing - Diss)
  • 2 (Station - City Centre - Harford - Swainsthorpe - Long Stratton - Pulham - Tivetshall - Dickleburgh - Scole - Diss)
  • 8 (Toftwood - Dereham - City Centre - Station)
  • 14 (Wymondham - Hethersett - City Centre - Station - Dussindale Park - New Rackheath - Salhouse - Wroxham)
  • 14A (Wymondham - Hethersett - City Centre - Station - Dussindale Park - Rackheath - Wroxham)
  • 15 (Wymondham - Hethersett - City Centre - Station - Brundall - Blofield Heath)
  • 15A (Wymondham - Hethersett - City Centre - Station - Brundall - Lingwood)
  • 25, 25A,(University - City Centre - Station)
  • 32 (City Centre - Station - Sprowston)
  • 121 (Eaton - City Centre - Station)
  • 122A (Keswick Hall - Cringleford - City Centre - Station)
  • 123 (City Centre - Station - Dussindale - Rackheath - Wroxham)
  • 124 (City Centre - Station - The Plumsteads - South Walsham)
  • X47 (City Centre - Station - Brundall - Blofield - Acle - Great Yarmouth - Gorleston - James Paget Hospital)
  • X47 (City Centre - Station - Acle - Great Yarmouth - Gorleston - James Paget Hospital) Limited stop service

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Greater Anglia and East Midlands trains in Norwich station crash". BBC News Online. Retrieved 21 July 2013. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 52°37′37″N 1°18′25″E / 52.627°N 1.307°E / 52.627; 1.307