Haddiscoe railway station

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Haddiscoe National Rail
Haddiscoe Railway Station.jpg
Location
Place St Olaves
Local authority South Norfolk
Grid reference TM458985
Operations
Station code HAD
Managed by Abellio Greater Anglia
Number of platforms 2
DfT category F2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Decrease 9,524
2012/13 Increase 9,662
2013/14 Increase 11,236
2014/15 Increase 12,832
2015/16 Decrease 12,754
History
Original company Great Eastern Railway[1]
Pre-grouping Great Eastern Railway
Post-grouping London and North Eastern Railway
9 May 1904 Opened as
Haddiscoe Low Level[1]
After 2 Nov 1959 Renamed Haddiscoe[1]
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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.
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Haddiscoe railway station (formerly Haddiscoe Low Level) is a railway station in the English county of Norfolk on the Wherry Lines operated by Abellio Greater Anglia. It is 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] The station is remote, positioned as it is at the end of 34-mile (1.2 km) minor road off the main road, though it features 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. The box was preserved at the Science Museum, Kensington, where it was adapted to display various kinds of signalling equipment.[2] After a brief period it was moved to the Mangapps Railway Museum.

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   Abellio Greater Anglia
Wherry Lines
  Somerleyton

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