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Somerleyton railway station

Coordinates: 52°30′37″N 1°39′08″E / 52.5102°N 1.6522°E / 52.5102; 1.6522
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National Rail
General information
LocationSomerleyton, East Suffolk
Grid referenceTM479965
Managed byGreater Anglia
Other information
Station codeSYT
ClassificationDfT category F2
Original companyNorfolk Railway[1]
Pre-groupingGreat Eastern Railway
Post-groupingLondon and North Eastern Railway
Key dates
1 July 1847Opened[1]
2018/19Increase 12,972
2019/20Decrease 10,898
2020/21Decrease 2,194
2021/22Increase 8,696
2022/23Increase 9,010
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road

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.



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 755. 1x every 2 hours in each direction


  1. ^ a b Butt, R. V. J. (October 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. OL 11956311M.
  2. ^ Ordnance Survey (2005). OS Explorer Map OL40 - The Broads. ISBN 0-319-23769-9.
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

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