Sidestrand Halt railway station

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Sidestrand Halt
Location
Place Sidestrand
Area North Norfolk
Grid reference TG257396
Operations
Post-grouping Norfolk and Suffolk Joint Railway
Eastern Region of British Railways
Platforms 1
History
22 May 1936 Opened
7 April 1953 Closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Sidestrand Halt was a railway station on the Norfolk and Suffolk Joint Railway which briefly served the Norfolk coastal village of Sidestrand from 1936 to 1953.

History[edit]

Much like its counterpart at Cromer Links Halt, Sidestrand consisted of a simple wooden platform capable of accommodating one coach. Hidden away at the end of a public footpath, the station did not have any ticket-issuing facilities, and these could only be purchased on the trains. The halt had been opened in an attempt to increase revenues on the line by further exploiting the tourist potential of "Poppyland", but in the event it only lasted seventeen years and closed along with the section of the line between Cromer and Mundesley in 1953.

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Overstrand   Norfolk and Suffolk
Cromer Line
  Trimingham

References[edit]

Coordinates: 52°54′24″N 1°21′22″E / 52.9067°N 1.3562°E / 52.9067; 1.3562