Hoveton & Wroxham railway station
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|Hoveton & Wroxham|
Both platforms, showing the station buildings
|Local authority||North 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*|
|20 October 1874||Opened as Wroxham|
|12 May 1966||Renamed Hoveton & Wroxham|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Hoveton & Wroxham from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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). 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.
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.
As of December 2016[update], the typical off-peak service at Hoveton & Wroxham is one train per hour in each direction between Norwich and Sheringham.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|Interchange with Wroxham on the Bure Valley Railway|
|Terminus||Great Eastern Railway|
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