Swainsthorpe railway station

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Swainsthorpe
Site of Swainsthorpe station - geograph.org.uk - 114146.jpg
Station site in 2006
Location
Place Swainsthorpe
Area South Norfolk
Grid reference TG217011
Operations
Pre-grouping Eastern Union Railway
Great Eastern Railway
Post-grouping London and North Eastern Railway
Eastern Region of British Railways
Platforms 2
History
March 1850 Opened
5 July 1954 Closed to passengers
13 July 1964 Closed to freight
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Swainsthorpe was a railway station in Swainsthorpe, England, around five miles south of Norwich. It was opened in 1850 when the Great Eastern Railway constructed the line between London and Norwich. It was the first station south of the terminus at Norwich Victoria. It was well served, in 1889 there were eight trains each way on weekdays. Journey time into Norwich was approximately nine minutes.

Swainsthorpe closed in 1954 as the relatively small population of Swainsthorpe meant it was considered a surplus to requirements. Today trains run straight through from Norwich to Diss.[1]

Former services[edit]

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Norwich Trowse   Great Eastern Railway
Great Eastern Main Line
  Flordon
Norwich Victoria Great Eastern Railway
Norwich Branch 1849-1914

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Coordinates: 52°33′46″N 1°16′14″E / 52.5627°N 1.2706°E / 52.5627; 1.2706