Kimberley Park railway station
Kimberley Park station, 2008
|Managed by||Great Eastern Railway|
|Owned by||London & North Eastern Railway
Eastern Region of British Railways
Great Eastern Railway (1989) Ltd.
|15 February 1847||Opened (Kimberley)|
|1 July 1923||Renamed (Kimberley Park)|
|13 July 1964||Closed to freight|
|6 October 1969||Closed to passengers|
|22 May 2004||Reopened as part of MNR|
|Stations on heritage railways in the United Kingdom|
|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|
|Kimberley Park railway station (1906)|
The Wymondham-Dereham branch line was built by the Norfolk Railway and the line and stations were opened on 15th February 1847. Kimberley was the first station north of Wymondham followed by Hardingham.
The station was rebuilt by the Great Eastern Railway and provided with a second platform when the line was doubled in the early 1880s. A new up platform was constructed, and the existing buildings were given new glass-fronted passenger accommodation and platform canopies. In 1882 the station was considered a request stop.
Until 1923 the station was known as 'Kimberley', but this was changed to 'Kimberley Park' during the Grouping to avoid confusion with Kimberley station in Nottinghamshire. The main buildings were on the down platform, with a smaller waiting room being provided on the up.
The goods yard was situated on the down side of the line, comprising a single siding linked by trailing connections to the up and down main lines. Although Kimberley had no goods shed or crane, it was provided with loading docks and a cattle pen.
The original standard GER signal box was located at the southern end of the down platform, where the footings can still be clearly seen. The Mid-Norfolk Railway intends to replace this 'box, in an alternate location on the currently out-of-use up platform, with the cabin from Soham.
|Preceding station||Heritage railways||Following station|
|Thuxton||Mid-Norfolk Railway||Wymondham Abbey|
Line open, station closed
Wymondham to Wells via East Dereham
Line closed, station open
Line open, station closed
|Norfolk Orbital Railway
Line and station open
- Jenkins, S. (1993). The Lynn and Dereham Railway. Oakwood Press. p. 50. ISBN 0-85361-443-1.
- Jenkins, S. (1993). The Lynn and Dereham Railway. Oakwood Press. p. 54. ISBN 0-85361-443-1.
- Jenkins, S. (1993). The Lynn and Dereham Railway. Oakwood Press. p. 83. ISBN 0-85361-443-1.
- Jenkins, S. (1993). The Lynn and Dereham Railway. Oakwood Press. p. 140. ISBN 0-85361-443-1.
- Planning Your Visit: Minor Stations
- Kimberley park station
- Remains of Kimberley station signal box
- Signal Box on the move....
- Soham box