Haddiscoe railway station

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Haddiscoe National Rail
Haddiscoe Railway Station.jpg
Location
PlaceSt Olaves
Local authoritySouth Norfolk
Grid referenceTM458985
Operations
Station codeHAD
Managed byGreater Anglia
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryF2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Increase 11,236
2014/15Increase 12,832
2015/16Decrease 12,754
2016/17Increase 13,098
2017/18Decrease 12,924
History
Original companyGreat Eastern Railway[1]
Pre-groupingGreat Eastern Railway
Post-groupingLondon and North Eastern Railway
9 May 1904Opened as Haddiscoe Low Level[1]
After 2 November 1959Renamed Haddiscoe[1]
National RailUK railway stations
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Haddiscoe from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Haddiscoe railway station (formerly Haddiscoe Low Level) is on the Wherry Lines in Norfolk, England, named after the village of Haddiscoe, some 2 miles (3.2 km) distant, although the village of St Olaves on the other side of the River Waveney is closer.[1] It is 16 miles 11 chains (26.0 km) down the line from Norwich on the route to Lowestoft and is situated between Reedham and Somerleyton. Its three-letter station code is HAD.

It is managed by Greater Anglia, which also operates all trains serving the station. Haddiscoe station is remote, positioned as it is at the end of a minor road, though it does have a car park.

History[edit]

An earlier Haddiscoe station was opened by the Norfolk Railway in 1847 but was later closed by the Great Eastern Railway in 1904. It was replaced by this station, originally named Haddiscoe Low Level, at the junction of the Wherry Line and the now closed Yarmouth-Beccles Line from London to Yarmouth.

An existing station on the Yarmouth-Beccles Line at this junction was renamed from Herringfleet Junction to Haddiscoe High Level at the same time.[1]

Both the High Level station and the Low Level station operated until the British Transport Commission withdrew services on the Yarmouth line in 1959 and closed the associated High Level station. British Railways subsequently renamed the remaining station Haddiscoe.[1]

A link between the two lines existed, controlled by Haddiscoe Junction signal box. In 1961,the signal box was preserved in the transport gallery at the Science Museum, Kensington, where it was adapted to display various kinds of signalling equipment.[2] In 1995 it was moved to the Mangapps Railway Museum.

Services[edit]

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

Operator Route Rolling stock Typical frequency
Greater Anglia Lowestoft - Oulton Broad North - Somerleyton - Haddiscoe - Reedham - Cantley - Brundall - Norwich Class 153, Class 156, Class 170 1x every 2 hours in each direction

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e 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. p. 111. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199.
  2. ^ Railway World December 1967, p. 543

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Reedham   Greater Anglia
Wherry Lines
Lowestoft branch
  Somerleyton

Coordinates: 52°31′44″N 1°37′21″E / 52.52887°N 1.62239°E / 52.52887; 1.62239