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*
2011/12 Increase 0.114 million
2012/13 Increase 0.120 million
2013/14 Increase 0.123 million
2014/15 Increase 0.131 million
2015/16 Increase 0.133 million
History
20 October 1874 Opened as Wroxham
12 May 1966 Renamed Hoveton & Wroxham
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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
* 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 railway station is on the Bittern Line in Norfolk, England, serving the village of Hoveton and the adjacent town 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.

Services[edit]

As of December 2016, the typical off-peak service at Hoveton & Wroxham is one train per hour in each direction between Norwich and Sheringham.

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.

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Preceding station National Rail Following station
Abellio Greater Anglia
Historical railways
Terminus Great Eastern Railway