North Walsham railway station

Coordinates: 52°49′01″N 1°23′05″E / 52.8169°N 1.3846°E / 52.8169; 1.3846
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North Walsham
National Rail
General information
LocationNorth Walsham, North Norfolk
Grid referenceTG281297
Managed byGreater Anglia
Other information
Station codeNWA
ClassificationDfT category F1
Key dates
20 October 1874Opened as North Walsham
27 September 1948Renamed North Walsham Main
?Renamed North Walsham
2017/18Increase 0.258 million
2018/19Increase 0.265 million
2019/20Decrease 0.226 million
2020/21Decrease 54,894
2021/22Increase 0.221 million
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road

North Walsham railway station (formerly known as North Walsham Main) is on the Bittern Line in Norfolk, England, serving the town of North Walsham. It is 16 miles (26 km) down the line from Norwich, between Worstead to the south and Gunton to the north.

The station is managed by Greater Anglia, which also operates all passenger trains that call.


Historically, the town was served by two adjacent railway stations; this existing station dating from 1874 served the Great Eastern Railway from Norwich to Cromer High, while a nearby station named North Walsham Town served the former lines to Melton Constable (either via Aylsham or via Mundesley-on-Sea and Sheringham) and Great Yarmouth (via Potter Heigham). North Walsham Town closed on 28 February 1959, with the "Main" station renamed simply "North Walsham".

In 2010 the station signs were changed to read "North Walsham, home of Paston College".

The station is the site of the only passing loop on the route (although trains can also pass in the station at Cromer), which has been worked remotely from Norwich since the line was re-signalled in 2000. The station goods yard, meanwhile, is the last operational freight location on the line; GB Railfreight dispatches regular bulk trainloads of petrochemicals (gas condensate piped in from various offshore North Sea gas fields) from here to Harwich International.[1] Aggregate traffic (in the form of spent railway ballast) has also been handled here in the past.


Trains run hourly between Norwich and Sheringham. There are fewer services on Sundays, which alternate every hour between a stopping service (calling at all stations) and a semi-fast service that only calls at Cromer and Hoveton & Wroxham.


  1. ^ Shannon, Paul (February 2011). "Best of British: GBRF's first ten years". Rail Express. No. 177. p. 17. ISSN 1466-3562.

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52°49′01″N 1°23′05″E / 52.8169°N 1.3846°E / 52.8169; 1.3846