Lingwood railway station

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Lingwood
National Rail
Lingwoodplat.jpg
Lingwood station from the other side of the line
LocationLingwood, Broadland, Norfolk
England
Grid referenceTG363084
Managed byGreater Anglia
Platforms1
Other information
Station codeLGD
ClassificationDfT category F2
History
Opened1882
Original companyGreat Eastern Railway
Pre-groupingGreat Eastern Railway
Post-groupingLondon and North Eastern Railway
Passengers
2015/16Decrease 45,502
2016/17Increase 49,208
2017/18Decrease 47,932
2018/19Decrease 46,134
2019/20Decrease 43,536
Notes
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road

Lingwood railway station is on the Wherry Lines in the east of England, serving the village of Lingwood, Norfolk. It is 7 miles 78 chains (12.8 km) down the line from Norwich on the route to Great Yarmouth and is situated between Brundall and Acle. Its three-letter station code is LGD.

It is managed by Greater Anglia, which operates all trains serving the station.[1]

The station dates back to 1882, when it was built by the Great Eastern Railway to serve the village of Lingwood. At this time agriculture was thriving in the village and surrounding areas, so much so that over £1000 was spent on a large warehouse next to the station. This was served by sidings, a second platform and a goods yard. Much of this still exists to this day although is not publicly accessible.

The station building fell out of use 1965 during the Beeching cuts. After this it was used as a dress shop, and then a doctor's surgery, before being left derelict for several years in the early eighties. It was then bought from British Rail in 1989 by the current owners, and was completely renovated. Many of the original features were retained, and it was opened as a Bed & Breakfast in 1990, which it remains.

Services[edit]

As of January 2021 the typical Monday-Saturday off-peak service at Lingwood is as follows:

Operator Route Rolling stock Typical frequency
Greater Anglia Norwich - Brundall Gardens - Brundall - Lingwood - Acle - Great Yarmouth Class 755 1x per hour in each direction

References[edit]

  • ^ Ordnance Survey (2005). OS Explorer Map OL40 - The Broads. ISBN 0-319-23769-9.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 52°37′19″N 1°29′21″E / 52.62194°N 1.48917°E / 52.62194; 1.48917

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Brundall   Greater Anglia
Wherry Lines
  Acle