Norwich City railway station

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Norwich City
Norwich City Station.jpg
Station in the early 1900s.
Location
Place Norwich
Area Norwich
Coordinates 52°38′04″N 1°17′16″E / 52.63445°N 1.28768°E / 52.63445; 1.28768Coordinates: 52°38′04″N 1°17′16″E / 52.63445°N 1.28768°E / 52.63445; 1.28768
Operations
Original company Lynn and Fakenham Railway
Pre-grouping Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway
Post-grouping Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway
Eastern Region of British Railways
Platforms 4
History
2 Dec 1882 Opened
2 Mar 1959 Closed to passengers
1969 Closed to freight
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Norwich Branch
(Up arrow To Cromer)
(Left arrow To King's Lynn)
Melton Constable
(Right arrow To North Walsham)
Hindolveston
Guestwick
Whitwell & Reepham
Lenwade
Attlebridge
Drayton
Hellesdon
Norwich City

Norwich City railway station was located in Norwich, England and is now closed.[1]

History[edit]

The remains of the bay platform in 2009.

The station was opened in 1882 by the Lynn and Fakenham Railway,[2] and later became the southern terminus of the Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway (MG&N) line from Melton Constable. The station became well-used, with services to Cromer and through-carriages to a range of destinations including Peterborough and Leicester.

The station was badly bombed in the Baedeker raids of 1942 [3] when the main building was largely destroyed and thereafter the station operated from "temporary" buildings constructed on the site. It was closed to passengers on 2 March 1959 along with most of the Midland & Great Northern system, although the station remained in use for goods traffic until 1969.

Location[edit]

The old Norwich City station stood where today's roundabout is situated on the Inner link road A147 which links Barn Road with St Crispins Road close to Anglia Square.[4][5]

Recent news and developments[edit]

The amateur group Friends of Norwich City Station (FONCS) has been set up to preserve what is left of the station and surrounding buildings. Current work is focused on the platform area. The Platform 1 wall has been discovered and the bay area has been cleared of undergrowth. The hope for the future is to uncover all the railway related parts to the area and turn it into a memorial garden. They are also documenting all those who served the station. Interpretation boards will be erected, some illustrating old photographs of the site. M&GN benches are hoped to also accompany these.[6]

Former services[edit]

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Terminus   Midland and Great Northern
Norwich Branch
  Hellesdon

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ British Railways Atlas.1947. p.18
  2. ^ Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199. 
  3. ^ Norfolk history Retrieved 23 April 2011
  4. ^ Norwich Evening News 24
  5. ^ http://www.peterboggis.co.uk/Cycle_rides/Cyclemap3btext.jpeg
  6. ^ News report Retrieved 23 April 2011

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