Hellesdon railway station

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Hellesdon
Location
Place Hellesdon
Area Norfolk
Grid reference TG197101
Operations
Original company Lynn and Fakenham Railway[1]
Pre-grouping Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway
Platforms 2, passenger and cattle
History
2 December 1882[1] Opened
15 September 1952 Closed to passengers
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Norwich Branch
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(Left arrow To King's Lynn)
Melton Constable
(Right arrow To North Walsham)
Hindolveston
Guestwick
Whitwell & Reepham
Lenwade
Attlebridge
Drayton
Hellesdon
Norwich City

Hellesdon railway station is a former railway station in Norfolk, England, which served the area of Hellesdon, today virtually an outer suburb of Norwich. It opened on 2 December 1882 and was closed on 15 September 1952,[1] six years before the rest of the line.[2]

Parts of the platform walls still survive today on both sides of the tracks, however the station itself has long since been demolished and the site is extremely overgrown. An entrance gate next to the bridge spanning the River Wensum still exists. Many of the station's features are hidden in the undergrowth including fence posts, signal box foundations and telegraph poles. As the building was demolished, half of the platform was removed from the building end. The bridge was also removed to change the road plan.

In October 2010, the platform wall was cleared by the amateur group Friends of Norwich City Station (FONCS), with the station name board posts visible. The surface of the platform and the cattle dock are planned to be cleared in the future. [3]

Former Services
Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Norwich City   Midland and Great Northern
Norwich Branch
  Drayton

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c 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. 118. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199. 
  2. ^ Peter Steward
  3. ^ News report Retrieved 23 April 2011

http://hellesdonandcitystation.webs.com/

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Coordinates: 52°38′38″N 1°14′48″E / 52.6440°N 1.2468°E / 52.6440; 1.2468