Cromer Tunnel

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Cromer Tunnel
Cromer Tunnel 12 Jan 2008 (2).JPG
The disused Cromer Tunnel
Overview
Line One
Location Beneath the Great Eastern's Cromer High to Norwich line
Coordinates 52°55′04″N 1°18′33″E / 52.9177°N 1.3091°E / 52.9177; 1.3091Coordinates: 52°55′04″N 1°18′33″E / 52.9177°N 1.3091°E / 52.9177; 1.3091
Status Disused
Start Close to the A149 bridge
End Both portals of the tunnels are open
No. of stations Provided access Cromer Beach to Mundesley line
Operation
Owner The Norfolk and Suffolk Joint Railway
Operator The Norfolk and Suffolk Joint Railway
Character Undergrowth and modern housing in the area make access difficult
Technical
No. of tracks removed

The Cromer Tunnel was built by the Norfolk and Suffolk Joint Railway to take their Cromer Beach to Mundesley line under the Great Eastern's Cromer High to Norwich line. Both portals of the tunnels are open but undergrowth and modern housing in the area make access difficult. It is the only standard gauge railway tunnel in Norfolk.[1]

It is the only remaining former railway tunnel in Norfolk, but the narrow gauge Bure Valley Railway crosses Aylsham Bypass by means of a newly constructed Aylsham Bypass Tunnel which replaces the former level crossing.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Catford, Nick (2005). "Cromer High". Disused Stations. Retrieved 11 March 2016. 
  2. ^ Gray, Tracey (13 July 2015). "Full steam ahead as Bure Valley Railway celebrates 25th anniversary". Eastern Daily Press. Retrieved 11 March 2016.