Wighton Halt railway station

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Wighton Halt
Wighton Station.jpg
Wighton Halt with the station building in view.
Location
Place Wighton
Area North Norfolk, Norfolk
Grid reference TF936395
Operations
Owned by Wells and Walsingham Light Railway
Platforms 1
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Wighton Halt is a railway station serving the small village of Wighton, Norfolk. It is a public railway station, originally part of the standard gauge network, and now part of the narrow gauge Wells and Walsingham Light Railway.

LNER[edit]

Wighton Halt was a railway station on the Wells and Fakenham Railway, later part of the Great Eastern Railway. It was operated by the London and North Eastern Railway until rail nationalisation. It closed on 5 October 1964 as part of the Beeching cuts on the British railway network.

W&WLR[edit]

Station name board.

In 1979 construction work began to reopen four miles of the disused railway line between Wells and Walsingham. The narrow gauge Wells & Walsingham Light Railway began operations in April 1982, at which time Wighton railway station reopened, but with the new name of "Seton's Halt". A new station, on the northern side of the village, took the name Wighton Halt. By 2005 it was evident that Wighton village did not require two stations, so the new Wighton Halt was closed, and Seton's Halt reverted to its original name of Wighton. Although it is a request stop, the "halt" suffix does not appear on the station name boards or on timetables.

References[edit]

Wighton railway station.
Preceding station Heritage Railways  Heritage railways Following station
Warham   W&WLtR   Walsingham
Disused railways
Wells-next-the-Sea
Line and station closed
  British Rail
Eastern Region

Wymondham to Wells via East Dereham
  Walsingham
Line and station closed

Coordinates: 52°55′05″N 0°52′41″E / 52.91802°N 0.87815°E / 52.91802; 0.87815