Weybourne railway station

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Weybourne
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Weybourne railway station
Location
Place Weybourne
Area North Norfolk, Norfolk
Coordinates 52°55′58″N 1°09′00″E / 52.9328°N 1.1499°E / 52.9328; 1.1499Coordinates: 52°55′58″N 1°09′00″E / 52.9328°N 1.1499°E / 52.9328; 1.1499
Grid reference TG117419
Operations
Managed by Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway
Owned by Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway
London & North Eastern Railway
Eastern Region of British Railways
North Norfolk Railway
Platforms 2
History
1 July 1901 Opened
6 April 1964 Closed to passengers
13 July 1975 Reopened as a heritage station
Stations on heritage railways in the United Kingdom
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Weybourne railway station is a station in Weybourne, Norfolk on the preserved North Norfolk Railway. It was formerly part of the Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway route between Melton Constable and Cromer. It is part of the proposed Norfolk Orbital Railway route, which could see National Rail trains running from Sheringham to Wymondham.[1]


The station itself is located over a mile from the Norfolk village of Weybourne and is closer to Weybourne Heath. It was not originally intended to be the site of a station, and opened in 1901 (later than most of the line) at the behest of a local hotel owner.[2]


Appearances on television, film and media[edit]

From time to time, Weybourne railway station (as well as the NNR itself) is used for filming and on-screen TV appearances, most notably as Walmington-on-Sea railway station in the Dad's Army episode "The Royal Train", as Crimpton-on-Sea railway station in the BBC TV sitcom Hi-De-Hi! as well as the 1985 adaptation of The Moving Finger.

Preceding station Heritage Railways  Heritage railways Following station
Sheringham   North Norfolk Railway   Kelling Heath Halt
Disused railways
Sheringham
Line and station open
  Midland and Great Northern
Cromer Branch
  Holt
Line and station closed
  Future services  
Sheringham
Line and station open
  Norfolk Orbital Railway
North Norfolk Railway
  Holt
Line and station closed

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