Fakenham West railway station

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Fakenham West
Fakenham West Railway Station - geograph.org.uk - 1895740.jpg
Location
Place Fakenham
Area North Norfolk, Norfolk
Grid reference TF916292
Operations
Pre-grouping Lynn and Fakenham Railway
Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway
Post-grouping Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway
Eastern Region of British Railways
Platforms 2
History
16 August 1880 Opened (Fakenham Town)
By 1910 Renamed (Fakenham)
27 September 1948 Renamed (Fakenham West)
2 March 1959 Closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
A B C D–F G H–J K–L M–O P–R S T–V W–Z
170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal

Fakenham West railway station was a station in Norfolk. It was built as part of the Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway main line that meandered across Norfolk from King's Lynn to a number of coastal destinations.[1] It was closed in 1959.

The town once served by two stations on separate lines. Fakenham East railway station was on the Great Eastern route between Wells-on-Sea and Wymondham.[2] Currently there are no rail links to Fakenham, this might change in the future with the Norfolk Orbital Railway, which would use the proposed new-build station close to the site of Fakenham West. [3]

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Raynham Park
Line and station closed
  Midland and Great Northern   Thursford
Line and station closed
Heritage Railways  Proposed Heritage railways
  Future services  
Thursford
Line and station closed
  Norfolk Orbital Railway   Ryburgh
Line and station closed

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Coordinates: 52°49′36″N 0°50′37″E / 52.8268°N 0.8437°E / 52.8268; 0.8437