Aylsham Bypass Tunnel

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Aylsham Bypass Tunnel
Bure Valley Railway - Aylsham bypass tunnel-by-Evelyn-Simak.jpg
Bure Valley Railway - Aylsham bypass tunnel
Overview
Line Bure Valley Railway
Location Aylsham
Coordinates 52°47′23″N 1°15′43″E / 52.789740°N 1.261948°E / 52.789740; 1.261948Coordinates: 52°47′23″N 1°15′43″E / 52.789740°N 1.261948°E / 52.789740; 1.261948
Status operational
Technical
Track gauge 15 in (381 mm)

The Aylsham Bypass Tunnel is the only railway tunnel in Norfolk, England currently open to trains. It carries the narrow gauge Bure Valley Railway under the Aylsham Bypass. The former Norfolk & Suffolk Joint Railway's Cromer Tunnel at Cromer is disused.[1]

The original East Norfolk Railway crossed Bure Valley Lane at this point, by means of a level crossing, but the combination of heavy traffic and small steam trains is not encouraged in modern transport policies.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gray, Tracey (13 July 2015). "Full steam ahead as Bure Valley Railway celebrates 25th anniversary". Eastern. Retrieved 11 March 2016. 

External links[edit]