Norwich City railway station
Station in the early 1900s.
|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
|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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The station was opened in 1882 by the Lynn and Fakenham Railway, 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  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.
Recent news and developments
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.
|Preceding station||Disused railways||Following station|
|Terminus||Midland and Great Northern
- Norwich Thorpe railway station
- Norwich Victoria railway station
- List of closed railway stations in Norfolk
- British Railways Atlas.1947. p.18
- 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.
- Norfolk history Retrieved 23 April 2011
- Norwich Evening News 24
- News report Retrieved 23 April 2011
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