Haddiscoe railway station
|Local authority||South Norfolk|
|Managed by||Greater Anglia|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections|
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Original company||Great Eastern Railway|
|Pre-grouping||Great Eastern Railway|
|Post-grouping||London and North Eastern Railway|
|9 May 1904||Opened as Haddiscoe Low Level|
|After 2 November 1959||Renamed Haddiscoe|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* 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. 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.
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.
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.
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. In 1995 it was moved to the Mangapps Railway Museum.
As of December 2016[update] 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|
- for Haddiscoe railway station
- Train times and station information for Haddiscoe railway station from National Rail
- Mangapps Railway Museum
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|