Gorleston Links railway station

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Gorleston Links
Location
Place Gorleston
Area Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
Grid reference TG525019
Operations
Pre-grouping Norfolk and Suffolk Joint Railway
Post-grouping London and North Eastern Railway
Eastern Region of British Railways
Platforms 2(1 from mid 1960s)
History
July 1914 Opened (Gorleston Links Halt)
May 1918 Closed
11 August 1919 Reopened
6 May 1968 Renamed (Gorleston Links)
4 May 1970 Closed[1]
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal

Gorleston Links was a railway station in Gorleston, England. It was located on an embankment to the north of Links Road and to the south west of the end of Hill Avenue. The tracks southward crossed Links Road by bridge.

Gorleston Links was opened in July 1914 to serve the adjacent golf course . The station was closed four years later as a post-war economy measure, but later reopened in 1919, this time as a result of the increasing number of holiday makers visiting the area. Initially named "Gorleston Links Halt", the station was renamed just "Gorleston Links" in 1968, merely two years before its eventual closure.[2][3]

The area where the station was situated has changed greatly in the years since 1970; residential redevelopment has led to the removal of the bridge and embankment, leaving no trace of the former halt.

The route of the railway line south of Gorleston Links ran almost parallel with the A12 (Lowestoft Road) to Station Road in Hopton, which was the location of Hopton railway station.

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Gorleston-on-Sea   Norfolk and Suffolk
Yarmouth-Lowestoft Line
1903-1970
  Hopton-on-Sea

References[edit]

  1. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations, Patrick Stephens Ltd, Sparkford, ISBN 1-85260-508-1, p. 107.
  2. ^ Yarmouth South Town on Subterranea Britannica
  3. ^ Gorleston Links Halt on Berney Arms

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Coordinates: 52°33′24″N 1°43′32″E / 52.5566°N 1.7256°E / 52.5566; 1.7256