Ryburgh railway station

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Ryburgh
Ryburgh station 2009.jpg
Location
Place Great Ryburgh
Area North Norfolk, Norfolk
Grid reference TF957273
Operations
Pre-grouping Eastern Counties Railway
Great Eastern Railway
Post-grouping London & North Eastern Railway
Eastern Region of British Railways
Platforms 1
History
20 March 1849 Opened
5 October 1964 Closed to passengers
1 August 1981 Closed to freight
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
A B C D–F G H–J K–L M–O P–R S T–V W–Z
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Ryburgh railway station was a railway station in the village of Great Ryburgh in the English county of Norfolk.

History[edit]

The station opened in 1857, when the line between Dereham and Wells opened as part of the Norfolk Railway. The entire line, between Wymondham and Wells became part of the Great Eastern Railway in 1862.[1]

The passenger service between Dereham and Wells ended on 5 October 1964,[2] although the line remained open for goods trains as far as Fakenham. 1978 saw the formation of the Fakenham and Dereham Railway Society, a forerunner of the Mid-Norfolk Railway, which hoped to preserve the line between these two towns.

A charter train ran as far as Fakenham in 1979, but the section of line between Ryburgh and Fakenham was closed from 1 January 1980. The last freight train left Ryburgh in August 1981, but the section remained intact for a while longer. A weedkiller train visited Ryburgh in May 1982 and the Neptune Track Recorder unit reached Ryburgh level crossing in August 1982, after which the section was officially closed and lifted.[3]

Future use[edit]

This station would be restored as part of the Mid-Norfolk Railway's eventual plans to return to Fakenham. It may also become part of a larger Norfolk Orbital Railway network, which proposes seeing public service trains running from Sheringham to Wymondham.

Services[edit]

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Fakenham East
Line and station closed
  British Rail
Eastern Region

Wymondham to Wells via East Dereham
  County School
Line and station closed
Heritage Railways  Proposed Heritage railways
Fakenham
Station closed
  Mid-Norfolk Railway   County School
Line and station closed
Future services
Fakenham
Station closed
  Norfolk Orbital Railway
Mid-Norfolk Railway
  County School
Line and station closed

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ MNR history of the line Mid-Norfolk Railway web site
  2. ^ Tuddenham, 1965, page 87
  3. ^ MNR: The line's rebirth Mid-Norfolk Railway web site

Bibliography[edit]

  • Tuddenham, E. (March 1965). Railway World. Ian Allan. 

Coordinates: 52°48′30″N 0°54′12″E / 52.8082°N 0.9032°E / 52.8082; 0.9032