Wymondham Abbey railway station
Wymondham Abbey station, 2015
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Wymondham Abbey railway station is a railway station in the town of Wymondham in the English county of Norfolk. The station is served by heritage services operated by the Mid-Norfolk Railway (MNR) between Wymondham and East Dereham.
There was historically no station on the exact site now occupied by Wymondham Abbey, although it stands close to the site of the sidings for the Briton's Brush Works, which operated from 1890 to 1985. Access to the sidings was controlled by Church Lane signal box,  the remains of which still being visible at the site.
A short-lived station was located on the far side of the level crossing to the current platform, with footings for it being discovered during ground works for a new signal box.
The current Wymondham Abbey railway station, opened in 1999, is the current southern terminus of passenger services on the MNR, although the line continues beyond Wymondham Abbey to a junction with the Breckland Line at Wymondham railway station. The two stations are about a mile apart and passengers wishing to interchange with local services operated by East Midlands Trains and Greater Anglia on the Breckland Line need to make their own way between the two stations by walking about 1.3km through the town centre. Volunteers conducted some refurbishment of the station by replacing boards forming the platform surface during January 2013. There is minimal car parking at this station, therefore visitors are advised to use parking facilities in Wymondham town centre or make use of the car park at Dereham.
The original Church Lane signal box footings survive, but are not located in a suitable location for current needs. A replacement box, using the signal box cabin from Spooner Row railway station is being constructed beside the level crossing, on the northern end of the original station platform.
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