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Sheringham railway station

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Place  Sheringham
Station code  SHM
DfT category  F1
Phone  +44 845 748 4950
Local authority  North Norfolk
Grid reference  TG156430
Managed by  Abellio Greater Anglia
2011/12  0.189 million
Number of platforms  1
Original company  British Rail
Sheringham railway station
Address  Station Rd, Sheringham NR26 8RA, UK
Similar  West Runton railway st, Roughton Road railway st, Railway stations in Cromer, Weybourne railway station, North Walsham railway st

Sheringham railway station is a timber halt in the town of Sheringham in the English county of Norfolk. The station is the terminus of the Bittern Line, operated by Abellio Greater Anglia, and is 30½ miles (49 km) north of Norwich. The station opened by British Rail on 2 January 1967 replacing the original Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway Sheringham station, which is located just across a road, enabling the closure of the level crossing. The original station later became the terminus of the North Norfolk Railway heritage line.

Contents

The station is situated on the southern edge of the town centre, but within walking distance of the beach.

Services

The basic off-peak service comprises one train per hour to Norwich, operated by Abellio Greater Anglia.

Connection with the North Norfolk Railway

Between 2007 and 2010, work was undertaken to reinstate the original level crossing across the road to allow trains from Norwich to run onto the North Norfolk Railway heritage line tracks. BBC Look East reported on 17 December 2007 that Network Rail supported the level crossing plans to allow occasional use for trains to cross between tracks. It was announced by the North Norfolk Railway on 16 December 2008, that work was going to start on the new level crossing in January 2009. These plans were later delayed until 2010 due to various problems, including: lack of funding, electricity cables needing to be moved, the county's highways department concerns with the implications of road closure to create the crossing.

Work began on 8 January 2010, with the moving of the NNR headshunt to slew into line with the Network Rail section. The link was reinstated on 11 March 2010, when the first passenger carrying train over the new crossing was steam locomotive ‘Oliver Cromwell’ hauling a train from London Liverpool Street. Occasional uses by charter trains and visiting rolling stock are anticipated not to exceed 12 times a year.

References

Sheringham railway station Wikipedia


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