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Norwich City railway station

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Place  Norwich
2 Dec 1882  Opened
Original company  King's Lynn
Area  Norwich
2 Mar 1959  Closed to passengers
Platforms in use  4
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Pre-grouping  Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway
Post-grouping  Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway Eastern Region of British Railways
Similar  Melton Constable railway st, Lenwade railway station, Norwich Victoria railway st, Spinks Lane railway st, Holme Hale railway st

Norwich City railway station was located in Norwich, England and is now closed.

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History

The station was opened in 1882 by the Lynn and Fakenham Railway, and later became the southern terminus of the Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway (MG&N) line from Melton Constable. The station became well-used, with services to Cromer and through-carriages to a range of destinations including Peterborough and Leicester.

The station was badly bombed in the Baedeker raids of 1942 when the main building was largely destroyed and thereafter the station operated from "temporary" buildings constructed on the site. It was closed to passengers on 2 March 1959 along with most of the Midland & Great Northern system, although the station remained in use for goods traffic until 1969.

Location

The old Norwich City station stood where today's roundabout is situated on the Inner link road A147 which links Barn Road with St Crispins Road close to Anglia Square.

Recent news and developments

The amateur group Friends of Norwich City Station (FONCS) has been set up to preserve what is left of the station and surrounding buildings. Current work is focused on the platform area. The Platform 1 wall has been discovered and the bay area has been cleared of undergrowth. The hope for the future is to uncover all the railway related parts to the area and turn it into a memorial garden. They are also documenting all those who served the station. Interpretation boards will be erected, some illustrating old photographs of the site. M&GN benches are hoped to also accompany these.

References

Norwich City railway station Wikipedia


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