Hoveton & Wroxham railway station

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Hoveton & Wroxham National Rail
Hoveton & Wroxham Station (geograph 5095524).jpg
Both platforms, showing the station buildings
Location
Place Hoveton
Local authority North Norfolk
Coordinates 52°42′55″N 1°24′29″E / 52.7154°N 1.4081°E / 52.7154; 1.4081Coordinates: 52°42′55″N 1°24′29″E / 52.7154°N 1.4081°E / 52.7154; 1.4081
Grid reference TG302185
Operations
Station code HXM
Managed by Abellio Greater Anglia
Number of platforms 2
DfT category F1
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05   76,754
2005/06 Increase 77,707
2006/07 Increase 81,905
2007/08 Increase 101,084
2008/09 Increase 104,096
2009/10 Decrease 100,254
2010/11 Increase 109,022
2011/12 Increase 113,854
2012/13 Increase 119,696
2013/14 Increase 122,653
2014/15 Increase 131,024
History
20 October 1874 Opened as Wroxham
12 May 1966 Renamed Hoveton & Wroxham
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* 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.
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Hoveton & Wroxham is a railway station serving the town of Wroxham in the English county of Norfolk. The station is technically situated in the adjacent village of Hoveton, but the two settlements are usually regarded as one.[1][2]

The station is served by local services operated by Abellio Greater Anglia on the Bittern Line from Norwich to Cromer and Sheringham. It was previously a junction, with the former East Norfolk Railway route to County School diverging from the Cromer line a short distance north of the station; however this line closed to all traffic in 1982 and was subsequently dismantled.

The station is the last on the double track portion of the line from Norwich - the line becomes single north of here and remains so for the rest of the way to Sheringham (except for a loop at North Walsham and a short section into the station at Cromer).

Heritage connection[edit]

Nearby Wroxham railway station 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 and National Rail stations are linked by a footpath.

Services[edit]

The following services currently call at Hoveton and Wroxham:

Operator Route Material Frequency
Abellio Greater Anglia Norwich - Salhouse - Hoveton & Wroxham - Worstead - North Walsham - Gunton - Roughton Road - Cromer - West Runton - Sheringham Class 153, Class 156, Class 170 1x per hour

References[edit]

  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.

External links[edit]


Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Abellio Greater Anglia
Heritage Railways  Heritage railways
Coltishall   Bure Valley Railway   Terminus
Historical railways
Line and station open
Great Eastern Railway Terminus