North Walsham railway station
|Local authority||North Norfolk|
|Managed by||Greater Anglia|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections|
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|20 October 1874||Opened as North Walsham|
|27 September 1948||Renamed North Walsham Main|
|?||Renamed North Walsham|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
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. Aggregate traffic (in the form of spent railway ballast) has also been handled here in the past.
The typical off-peak service at North Walsham in December 2016 was one train per hour in each direction between Norwich and Sheringham.
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- The Bittern Line official website
- North Walsham station (the south west one of the pair of stations) on navigable 1946 O. S. map
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