North Walsham railway station

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North Walsham National Rail
North Walsham Railway Station 12 Jan 2008 (1).JPG
Location
Place North Walsham
Local authority North Norfolk
Grid reference TG281297
Operations
Station code NWA
Managed by 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*
2012/13 Increase 242,386
2013/14 Decrease 241,604
2014/15 Decrease 239,934
2015/16 Increase 246,660
2016/17 Increase 251,382
History
20 October 1874 Opened as North Walsham
27 September 1948 Renamed North Walsham Main
? Renamed North Walsham
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at North Walsham from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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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 and is situated 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.

Description[edit]

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.

Services[edit]

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

References[edit]

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

External links[edit]

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Greater Anglia

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