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Sheringham Station

Click here for details about the Sheringham Level Crossing project.



The railway's headquarters, is more than just a station. There is a museum signal box, souvenir shop and a buffet, as well as an attractive booking hall and a ladies' waiting room. The station is ideally situated for you to take a stroll through the town and walk along the promenade before joining your train.

Location

From the A148 take the A1082. There is a brown tourist sign at the junction. We are next to the large car park by the roundabout.

The station is situated in the centre of Sheringham, a thriving fishing town. The station has been the location for many films and is frequently chosen by artists.

A detailed map is available.

There is a large Council Pay and Display car park immediately opposite the station.

The Eastern Counties services X50 and 44 pass the door of the station.

We are only 100 yards from the other Sheringham station which is served by National Express East Anglia. You may claim a 10% discount on presentation of a valid National Express rail ticket, except on special events.

Please click here for details of wheelchair access.

Railway Facilities

There is souvenir shop, with a wide range of railway books, videos, souvenirs and postcards, together with a buffet on platform 1. On the same platform you will find a waiting room, with a coal fire during the colder months. There are museum displays in the waiting room at various times throughout the year.

On platform 2 is the museum signal box which controlled the level crossing at Sheringham, prior to its removal. There are levers to pull and a short history of the box may be found inside.

The wooden-bodied carriage on platform 3 houses a "hands-on" childrens' activity area, aimed at introducing younger visitors to the railway and explaining how things work.

A water tower, in the M&GN style, has been built just past the bridge, on your left as you leave the station. There is also a replica water crane at the end of platform 2.

Click here for details of the facilities at all of our stations.

Future Plans

In the near future Sheringham will also be the location of the railway's connection to the national rail network, via the reinstated level crossing. Work is due to start on replacing the "missing link" in the winter of 2009/2010. Once completed, charter trains or visiting engines will be able to access the NNR over the crossing up to around 10 times a year. Click here to view details of the level crossing project.

Future plans for the station include replacing the buildings and platform canopy on platform 2 that were demolished by British Railways. There is also a plan to install a footbridge here to allow uninterruped access between the two platforms.

There may also be a second water crane at the east end of platform 1.

History

The station opened on 16th June 1887 and was extended in 1896. It was the built in the 'classic' E&M pavilion style. The current station building, externally, is broadly similar to the extended station although the where the buffet now is there was a parcels office and an open space under the overall canopy. The canopy has recently been faithfully restored in its original style.

On platform 2 there was up waiting room built in a similar style with a canopy over. We hope to restore this in due course. The museum signal box now located on platform 2 originally controlled the level crossing and was sited just by the crossing. The current signal box, used by the railway, is about 400 yards from the station on the north side of the line. Although not the original 'box, (it came from Wensum Junction), it is situated on the site of the original 'Sheringham West' signal box.

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