St Olaves railway station

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St Olaves
St Olaves Railway Station.jpg
Location
Place St. Olaves
Area Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
Grid reference TM459993
Operations
Pre-grouping East Suffolk Railway
Great Eastern Railway
Post-grouping London and North Eastern Railway
Eastern Region of British Railways
Platforms 2
History
1 June 1859 Opened
2 November 1959 Closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
A B C D–F G H–J K–L M–O P–R S T–V W–Z
170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal

St Olaves was a station in St. Olaves. It was on the Great Eastern Railway between Great Yarmouth and London. It was first opened in June 1859. After just over a century it was closed in November 1959 when the connection it stood on was cut, and services transferred to another route to make roughly the same journey. Today St Olaves is most closely served by Haddiscoe railway station, which is over the two rivers which separate the two villages.

Former Services
Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Belton & Burgh   Great Eastern Railway
Yarmouth-Beccles Line
1859-1959
  Haddiscoe High Level

Station Today[edit]

A clear line on a map can still be seen travelling through Waveney Forest, through Wild Duck camp site and meeting with the old Belton Station. On ground, A lot of the track bank is still there, as well as a small bridge in the Forest. After that, the track would have come over a bridge (To which the piles are still in the ground). There is a house where the platforms and bridge are called 'CuttBride Cottage'

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Coordinates: 52°32′12″N 1°37′31″E / 52.5368°N 1.6253°E / 52.5368; 1.6253