Whitlingham railway station

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Whitlingham
Train tour to Holt - geograph.org.uk - 1824127.jpg
Viewed from the station footbridge towards Norwich
Location
Place Whitlingham
Area South Norfolk
Grid reference TG267082
Operations
Pre-grouping Great Eastern Railway
Post-grouping London and North Eastern Railway
Eastern Region of British Railways
Platforms 2
History
20 October 1874 Opened
19 September 1955 Closed to passengers
13 July 1964 Closed to freight
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
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Whitlingham was a station in Whitlingham, Norfolk.[1] The simple station has been demolished leaving no trace of its existence. However the footbridge is still in use for pedestrian use.

Just east (away from Norwich and not in the photo) of the footbridge is the junction where services to Sheringham split from services to Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth.

In addition to the frequently passing class 156s and less frequent 170s and 153s passing Whitlingham, there is a daily (once each way) oil tanker that passes through, usually hauled by a class 66.

In the summer months, there are a few services from London to Great Yarmouth that pass through, hauled by a class 47 locomotive.

Former Services
Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Norwich Thorpe
Line and station open
  Great Eastern Railway   Salhouse
Line and station open
Trowse
Line and station closed
    Brundall Gardens
Line and station open

References[edit]

  1. ^ British Railways Atlas.1947. p.18

Coordinates: 52°37′31″N 1°20′52″E / 52.6254°N 1.3477°E / 52.6254; 1.3477