Hopton-on-Sea railway station

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Hopton-on-Sea
Location
Place Hopton-on-Sea
Area Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
Grid reference TG526000
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
13 July 1903 Opened (Hopton)
18 July 1932 Renamed (Hopton-on-Sea)
13 July 1964 Closed to freight
4 May 1970 Closed to passengers[1]
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
A B C D–F G H–J K–L M–O P–R S T–V W–Z
170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal

Hopton-on-Sea was a railway station serving the village of Hopton-on-Sea in Norfolk. It closed in 1970.

For several years, Hopton had a static Camping coach in a siding. It was used as accommodation for holiday makers. In the 1960s the station was destaffed and the line was reduced from double track to single track.

After closure the station was demolished, the embankments and infrastructure removed and the site redeveloped with housing leaving no trace of the railways existence except the road which served the station is still called Station Road.


Former Services
Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Gorleston Links   Norfolk and Suffolk
Yarmouth-Lowestoft Line
1903-1970
  Corton

References[edit]

  1. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations, Patrick Stephens Ltd, Sparkford, ISBN 1-85260-508-1, p. 123.

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Coordinates: 52°32′28″N 1°43′37″E / 52.541°N 1.727°E / 52.541; 1.727