Somerleyton railway station

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Somerleyton National Rail
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Location
PlaceSomerleyton
Local authorityWaveney
Grid referenceTM479965
Operations
Station codeSYT
Managed byGreater Anglia
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryF2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Decrease 11,830
2014/15Decrease 10,610
2015/16Decrease 10,092
2016/17Increase 11,638
2017/18Increase 12,378
History
Original companyNorfolk Railway[1]
Pre-groupingGreat Eastern Railway
Post-groupingLondon and North Eastern Railway
1 July 1847Opened[1]
National RailUK railway stations
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Somerleyton from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Somerleyton railway station is on the Wherry Lines in the east of England, serving the village of Somerleyton, Suffolk. It is 18 miles (29 km) down the line from Norwich on the route to Lowestoft, and is less than 2 miles (3.2 km) from Somerleyton Hall on foot. Its three-letter station code is SYT.[2]

The station is managed by Greater Anglia, which also operates all of the trains that call.

In The Rings of Saturn, the author W. G. Sebald describes travelling by train from Norwich and crossing the line to walk to Somerleyton Hall. (Actually, he would not have needed to cross the line from that direction.)

Services[edit]

As of December 2016 the typical Monday-Saturday off-peak service at Somerleyton is as follows:

Operator Route Rolling stock Typical frequency
Greater Anglia Lowestoft - Oulton Broad North - Somerleyton - Haddiscoe - Reedham - Cantley - Brundall - Norwich Class 153, Class 156, Class 170 1x every 2 hours in each direction

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 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. p. 214. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199.
  2. ^ Ordnance Survey (2005). OS Explorer Map OL40 - The Broads. ISBN 0-319-23769-9.

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Haddiscoe   Greater Anglia
Wherry Lines
Lowestoft branch
  Oulton Broad North
  Historical railways  
Haddiscoe (Norfolk Railway)
Line open, station closed
  Great Eastern Railway
Norfolk Railway
  Oulton Broad North
Line and station open

Coordinates: 52°30′37″N 1°39′08″E / 52.5102°N 1.6522°E / 52.5102; 1.6522