Sheringham railway station
The platform at Sheringham
|Local authority||North Norfolk|
|Managed by||Abellio Greater Anglia|
|Number of platforms||1|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Key dates||Opened 2 January 1967|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Sheringham from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
|UK Railways portal|
Sheringham railway station is a timber halt in the town of Sheringham in the English county of Norfolk. The station is the terminus of the Bittern Line, operated by Abellio Greater Anglia, and is 30½ miles (49 km) north of Norwich. The station opened by British Rail on 2 January 1967 replacing the original Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway Sheringham station, which is located just across a road, enabling the closure of the level crossing. The original station later became the terminus of the North Norfolk Railway heritage line.
The station is situated on the southern edge of the town centre, but within walking distance of the beach.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|Abellio Greater Anglia||Terminus|
|Interchange with Sheringham station on the North Norfolk Railway|
Connection with the North Norfolk Railway
Between 2007 and 2010, work was undertaken to reinstate the original level crossing across the road to allow trains from Norwich to run onto the North Norfolk Railway heritage line tracks. BBC Look East reported on 17 December 2007 that Network Rail supported the level crossing plans to allow occasional use for trains to cross between tracks. It was announced by the North Norfolk Railway on 16 December 2008, that work was going to start on the new level crossing in January 2009. These plans were later delayed until 2010 due to various problems, including: lack of funding, electricity cables needing to be moved, the county's highways department concerns with the implications of road closure to create the crossing.
Work began on 8 January 2010, with the moving of the NNR headshunt to slew into line with the Network Rail section. The link was reinstated on 11 March 2010, when the first passenger carrying train over the new crossing was steam locomotive ‘Oliver Cromwell’ hauling a train from London Liverpool Street. Occasional uses by charter trains and visiting rolling stock are anticipated not to exceed 12 times a year.
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