Heritage Line’s General Manager to Retire After 40 Years in the Rail Industry The North Norfolk Railway announced today that General Manager, Andrew Munden, will retire in January after five years at the helm of the popular tourist attraction and a career in the UK Rail Industry that has spanned 40 years. Andrew masterminded the line’s introduction of the highly-acclaimed Norfolk Lights Express in 2019 with the innovative seasonal services now in their third successful season. More recently, he has overseen the heavily restricted operations in 2020 and full reopening following the end of lockdown early this year. The truncated [...]
The North Norfolk Railway’s Carriage and Wagon team has started an intensive programme of coach repainting and revarnishing to help make up some of the ground lost as a result of lockdowns, restricted working and the intensive use of compartment stock over the past 18 months. The line’s unique teak-bodied LNER Quad-Art set and four-car rake of BR non-corridor suburban coaches have both seen extensive front line use throughout the 2020 and 2021 seasons with the historic carriages seeing more use in two years than the heritage line would normally diagram them for in a decade! That, coupled with some [...]
Vacancy - Signal & Telegraph Technician The North Norfolk Railway operates steam and heritage diesel trains through beautiful coastal countryside between the Georgian town of Holt and the smart Victorian seaside resort of Sheringham. The 5½ mile line attracts around 165,000 passengers each year, is one of the County’s most popular tourist attractions and hosts a series of popular annual events including the Forties Weekend in September and the acclaimed Norfolk Lights Express in November and December. We currently have an opportunity for a suitably qualified full time Signal & Telegraph Technician working on the maintenance, repair and improvement of [...]
The North Norfolk Railway has staged the extremely popular Forties Weekend in mid-September for the past 26 years. During this time the event has grown in popularity with pre-pandemic visitor numbers reaching in the region of 40,000 over the weekend. After being forced to cancel the 2020 event due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the North Norfolk Railway has decided to stage the Forties Weekend on the 18 and 19 September 2021 as a largely outdoor event with a slightly amended format. Click here for full details and to book. We have very carefully assessed the safe and responsible deliverability of a [...]
The North Norfolk Railway is pleased to confirm that the Vintage Transport Day will be going ahead as planned on Sunday 15th August 2021. Tickets are now on sale, and standard fares apply. What's happening on the day? At Holt, there will be a display of classic cars, buses and motorcycles as well as Vintage Bus rides from Holt to Sheringham! On top of that, there will be hot and cold food available at Holt, including locally made ice creams and trading of motoring accessories and cleaning materials. A special intensive train service will also be running [...]
What’s changing at the North Norfolk Railway from July 19th 2021? With the summer season rolling in at full swing and the Government today easing virtually all remaining restrictions on the public, we are glad that the world is returning to some sort of normality. However we are equally aware that the Pandemic is not yet over, and the rate of infection is rising once again. Our priority throughout the Pandemic has always been to keep our visitors, volunteers and staff safe. We have therefore concluded that from July 19th 2021, we will still not be allowing those without a [...]
The North Norfolk Railway is pleased to confirm that the Vintage Transport Day will be going ahead as planned on Sunday 15th August 2021. Tickets will be on sale in the near future, but application forms are welcomed by car club secretaries and private owners. Please see the form attached to this post. What's happening on the day? At Holt, there will be a display of classic cars, buses and motorcycles as well as Vintage Bus rides from Holt to Sheringham! On top of that, there will be hot and cold food available at Holt, including locally [...]
NNR is pleased to announce that it is reopening Weybourne Station wef from Saturday 19th June. A new YELLOW timetable detailing the revised times for trains arriving at and departing from Weybourne is on our Timetables & Fares page.
The North Norfolk Railway is thrilled to announce that we will once again be able to start offering our Shareholders and members of the Midland & Great Northern Joint Railway Society concessionary pricing. These tickets will be available on a walk-up basis from Sheringham only, and will be available at the same rate as agreed for the originally planned 2020 season. These tickets cannot be pre-booked, and for that reason they are subject to the availability of space aboard our trains.
£397,000 Awarded to the North Norfolk Railway by HM Government The North Norfolk Railway has been awarded £397,000 by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and the National Lottery Heritage Fund. This is part of a large investment in to the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund, and will help organisations such as the North Norfolk Railway with its recovery from the impacts of COVID-19. We are thrilled to have been awarded £397,000 in funding from the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund. In addition to the £360,000 we received in 2020 from the same fund, this totals £757,000 in crucial funding to help [...]