Acle railway station

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Acle National Rail
Acleeast.jpg
Acle station from the footbridge
Location
PlaceAcle
Local authorityBroadland
Grid referenceTG398100
Operations
Station codeACL
Managed byGreater Anglia
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryF2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Decrease 50,282
2014/15Decrease 48,076
2015/16Increase 48,660
2016/17Decrease 47,714
2017/18Increase 44,914
History
Original companyGreat Eastern Railway
Pre-groupingGreat Eastern Railway
Post-groupingLondon and North Eastern Railway
12 March 1883Opened
National RailUK railway stations
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Acle from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Acle railway station is on the Wherry Lines in the east of England, serving the town of Acle, Norfolk. It is 10 miles 34 chains (16.8 km) down the line from Norwich on the route to Great Yarmouth. Its three-letter station code is ACL.

History[edit]

Opened by the Great Eastern Railway in 1883, it became part of the London and North Eastern Railway following the Grouping of 1923. The line then passed on to the Eastern Region of British Railways upon nationalisation in 1948.

When sectorisation was introduced, the station was served by Regional Railways until the privatisation of British Railways.

Today the station is served by Greater Anglia, which operates the services between Norwich and Great Yarmouth. Trains are formed by diesel multiple units of Classes 153, 156 or 170.

The station has the only passing loop on the Acle branch of the line, and in times past there was a coaling depot.

Services[edit]

As of December 2016 the typical Monday-Saturday off-peak service at Acle is as follows:

Operator Route Rolling stock Typical frequency
Greater Anglia Great Yarmouth - Acle - Lingwood - Brundall - Brundall Gardens - Norwich Class 153, Class 156, Class 170, Class 37 1x per hour in each direction

References[edit]

  • Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199.
  • Jowett, Alan (2000). Jowett's Nationalised Railway Atlas (1st ed.). Penryn, Cornwall: Atlantic Transport Publishers. ISBN 978-0-906899-99-1. OCLC 228266687.
  • Jowett, Alan (March 1989). Jowett's Railway Atlas of Great Britain and Ireland: From Pre-Grouping to the Present Day (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-086-0. OCLC 22311137.
  • Station on navigable O.S. map

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 52°38′04″N 1°32′37″E / 52.63444°N 1.54361°E / 52.63444; 1.54361

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Lingwood   Greater Anglia
Wherry Lines
  Great Yarmouth