Sutton Staithe Halt railway station

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Sutton Staithe Halt
Location
Place Sutton
Area North Norfolk
Grid reference TG382239
Operations
Post-grouping Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway
Platforms 1
History
17 July 1933 Opened
8 July 1935 Closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal

Sutton Staithe Halt was a railway station on the Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway which was opened in 1933 to serve the holidaymakers visiting the Norfolk Broads in the vicinity of the village of Sutton.

History[edit]

The station was opened by the Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway in 1933 to serve the increasing numbers of holidaymakers who were visiting the Norfolk Broads and coastal beaches within reach of the village of Sutton. This attempt to increase revenue on the line was, however, short-lived as the Halt failed to survive its first summer, possibly due to its location on the northern extremity of the Broads. The single station platform was very basic in design, consisting of no more than a few sleepers at ground level, with passengers alighting with the aid of a set of retractable steps leading down from the Sentinel Railcar which called at the tourist halts on the line.

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Stalham   Midland and Great Northern
Yarmouth Line
  Catfield

References[edit]

Coordinates: 52°45′33″N 1°31′48″E / 52.7592°N 1.5300°E / 52.7592; 1.5300