South Lynn railway station

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South Lynn
South Lynn ex-GE B12-3 4-6-0 on Rail Tour geograph-2846661-by-Ben-Brooksbank.jpg
LNER Class B12/3 No. 61530 at South Lynn in 1954.
Place West Lynn
Area King's Lynn and West Norfolk
Grid reference TF617180
Original company Eastern & Midlands Railway
Pre-grouping Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway
Post-grouping Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway
Eastern Region of British Railways
Platforms 2
1 January 1886 Opened
2 March 1959 Closed to passengers
2 May 1966 Closed as a coal depot
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal

South Lynn railway station was a station located in King's Lynn, Norfolk, on the Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway.[1]


A 1903 Railway Clearing House map of railways in the vicinity of South Lynn (right)

The Lynn & Sutton Bridge Railway was authorised on 6 August 1861, to build a line between those points.[2] It was opened between King's Lynn and Sutton Bridge in November 1864; passenger trains began on 1 March 1866. The first station after King's Lynn was West Lynn, which was located at the western end of the bridge over the Great Ouse;[3] that station was closed on 1 July 1886.[4] The station at South Lynn was opened on 1 January 1886 along with other improvements in the area.[5]

South Lynn station was closed to passengers on 2 March 1959.[6][7] It was located at the southern end of King's Lynn, and saw far less traffic than King's Lynn railway station.


The South Lynn railway bridge in 1888
The South Lynn railway bridge as it stands today, abandoned and overgrown
Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Line and station closed
  Midland and Great Northern   Gayton Road
Line and station closed
Terminus   Midland and Great Northern   King's Lynn
Line closed, station open

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Conolly, W. Philip (January 1976). British Railways Pre-Grouping Atlas and Gazetteer (5th ed.). Shepperton: Ian Allan. p. 17 section E4. ISBN 0-7110-0320-3. EX/0176. 
  2. ^ Wrottesley, A.J. (1981) [1970]. The Midland & Great Northern Joint Railway (2nd ed.). Newton Abbot: David & Charles. p. 19. ISBN 0-7153-8173-3. 
  3. ^ Wrottesley 1981, p. 22
  4. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 246. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 
  5. ^ Wrottesley 1981, p. 58
  6. ^ Butt 1995, p. 216
  7. ^

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Coordinates: 52°44′09″N 0°23′36″E / 52.7357°N 0.3934°E / 52.7357; 0.3934