Hoveton & Wroxham railway station

Coordinates: 52°42′55″N 1°24′29″E / 52.7154°N 1.4081°E / 52.7154; 1.4081
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Hoveton & Wroxham
National Rail
Both platforms, showing the station buildings
General information
LocationHoveton, North Norfolk
Coordinates52°42′55″N 1°24′29″E / 52.7154°N 1.4081°E / 52.7154; 1.4081
Grid referenceTG302185
Managed byGreater Anglia
Other information
Station codeHXM
ClassificationDfT category F1
Key dates
20 October 1874Opened as Wroxham
12 May 1966Renamed Hoveton & Wroxham
2017/18Increase 0.130 million
2018/19Increase 0.136 million
2019/20Decrease 0.125 million
2020/21Decrease 38,880
2021/22Increase 0.112 million
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road

Hoveton & Wroxham railway station is on the Bittern Line in Norfolk, England, serving the village of Hoveton and the adjacent village of Wroxham (the two settlements are usually regarded as one).[1][2] It is 8 miles 61 chains (14.1 km) down the line from Norwich and is situated between Salhouse and Worstead.

It was previously the site of a junction, with the East Norfolk Railway to County School diverging from the Norwich line a short distance north of the station; however the former line closed to all traffic in 1982 and was subsequently dismantled.

The station is the last on the double-track section of the Bittern line: it becomes single-track north of here to Sheringham (except for a passing loop at North Walsham and a short section into the station at Cromer).

The station is managed by Greater Anglia, which also operates all passenger trains that call.

Heritage connection[edit]

A nearby station named Wroxham is the southern terminus of the narrow gauge Bure Valley Railway, which runs to Aylsham on the trackbed of part of the former East Norfolk Railway route to County School. This heritage line opened in 1990, reusing the former line's route. The heritage station is linked to the main Hoveton & Wroxham station by a footpath.


All services at Hoveton & Wroxham are operated by Greater Anglia using Class 755 BMUs.

The typical service on all days of the week is one train per hour in each direction between Norwich and Sheringham via Cromer.[3]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Greater Anglia
Heritage Railways  Heritage railways
Interchange with Wroxham on the Bure Valley Railway
  Historical railways  
TerminusGreat Eastern Railway


  1. ^ "Hoveton & Wroxham". National Rail Enquiries. Retrieved 31 August 2016.
  2. ^ "Ordnance Survey Election Maps". www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk. Ordnance Survey. Retrieved 24 August 2016. Zoomed to station location with civil parish boundaries and names shown.
  3. ^ Table 16 National Rail timetable, May 2023

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