Thetford railway station

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Thetford National Rail
Thetford
Location
Place Thetford
Local authority Breckland, Norfolk
Grid reference TL867836
Operations
Station code TTF
Managed by Abellio Greater Anglia
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
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Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05 Increase 191,848
2005/06 Increase 198,845
2006/07 Increase 206,274
2007/08 Increase 212,576
2008/09 Increase 218,542
2009/10 Increase 236,470
2010/11 Increase 242,756
2011/12 Increase 257,966
2012/13 Increase 287,024
History
Key dates Opened 30 July 1845 (30 July 1845)
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Thetford from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Thetford railway station is a railway station serving the town of Thetford in the English county of Norfolk. It is served by local services operated by Abellio Greater Anglia on the Breckland Line and Long distance East Midlands Trains services. It lies 30½ miles (49 km) west of Norwich on the line to Peterborough and Cambridge. It is the nearest railway station from the Center Parcs resort of Elveden Forest, 5 miles west of the station.

History[edit]

The original station building of knapped flint was constructed by Norwich & Brandon Railway in 1845; the brickwork extension dates from 1889, and the year is engraved on its facade. The well-preserved station complex is a Grade II listed building.

Thetford station was once also the terminus for a branch to Swaffham which branched off at the next station along the line (Roudham Junction). That branch was closed in 1964 as part of the Beeching Axe. The other branch (Thetford to Bury St Edmunds line) ran south, calling at the town's other station (Thetford Bridge) which closed to passengers in 1953.[1]

Service[edit]

Generally, there are two trains per hour eastbound to Norwich (one non-stop, the other calling at Attleborough & Wymondham) while westbound there is an hourly service to Cambridge (Abellio Greater Anglia) and an hourly service to Liverpool Lime Street via Peterborough, Nottingham and Manchester Piccadilly (East Midlands Trains). Both westbound services call at Ely, where connections are also available for Stansted Airport and both main London termini.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Welcome To
The signal box in June 2010 (Closed August 2012)

External links[edit]

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East Midlands Trains
Limited Service
Limited Service
Greater Anglia
Limited Service
Historical railways
Line and station open
Great Eastern Railway
Line open, station closed
Disused railways
Terminus Great Eastern Railway
Line and station closed

Coordinates: 52°25′08″N 0°44′44″E / 52.4190°N 0.7455°E / 52.4190; 0.7455