Sheringham railway station

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Sheringham National Rail
Sheringhamplatform.jpg
The platform at Sheringham
Location
Place Sheringham
Local authority North Norfolk
Grid reference TG156430
Operations
Station code SHM
Managed by Abellio Greater Anglia
Number of platforms 1
DfT category F1
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Increase 0.189 million
2012/13 Increase 0.191 million
2013/14 Decrease 0.190 million
2014/15 Increase 0.196 million
2015/16 Decrease 0.195 million
History
Key dates Opened 2 January 1967 (2 January 1967)
Original company British Rail
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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Sheringham from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Sheringham railway station is the northern terminus of the Bittern Line in Norfolk, England, serving the town of Sheringham. It is 29 miles 13 chains (46.9 km) down the line from Norwich (including the reversal at Cromer). Its three-letter station code is SHM.

It was opened by British Rail on 2 January 1967 replacing the original station in Sheringham opened by the Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway, which is located across the road, enabling the closure of the level crossing there. The original station later became the terminus of the North Norfolk Railway heritage line.

The station is situated on the southern edge of the town centre, but within walking distance of the beach. It is currently managed by Abellio Greater Anglia, which also operates all trains serving it.

Services[edit]

As of December 2016, the typical off-peak service at Sheringham is one train per hour to Norwich.

Connection with the North Norfolk Railway[edit]

The second train to use the new level crossing, April 2010

Between 2007 and 2010, work was undertaken to reinstate the original level crossing across the road to allow trains from Norwich to run onto the North Norfolk Railway (NNR) heritage line tracks. The BBC reported in December 2007 that Network Rail supported the plans to allow occasional crossing of the tracks for trains onto the heritage route. It was announced by the North Norfolk Railway in December 2008 that work was going to start on the new level crossing in January 2009. These plans were later delayed until 2010 due to various problems, including lack of funding, electricity cables needing to be moved, and the county's highways department having concerns with the implications of road closures.[1]

Work began in January 2010 with the moving of the NNR headshunt to slew into line with the National Rail section. The link was reinstated in March 2010 when the first passenger train over the new crossing was steam locomotive ‘Oliver Cromwell’, hauling a train from London Liverpool Street.[2][3] Occasional uses by charter trains and visiting rolling stock are anticipated not to exceed 12 times a year.

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Sheringham railway station at Wikimedia Commons

Preceding station   National Rail National Rail   Following station
Abellio Greater Anglia Terminus
Heritage Railways  Heritage railways
Interchange with Sheringham station on the North Norfolk Railway

Coordinates: 52°56′28″N 1°12′40″E / 52.941°N 1.211°E / 52.941; 1.211