Platform 2 Appeal2019-09-10T16:18:30+00:00

Platform 2 Appeal

Sheringham Station East – Platform 2

The North Norfolk Railway has seen a considerable growth in passenger numbers over the last few years and we now have a considerable number of services which are using platform 2 at Sheringham. Unfortunately, British Railways demolished the buildings on this platform before we acquired the station. We are fortunate to have a full set of facilities contained in the station buildings on Platform 1, which were originally built in 1906. But Platform 2, especially in bad or windy weather, more resembles a blasted heath than a railway station.

Can you help us revive Platform 2?

The Railway is mounting an appeal for £185,000 to re-instate the demolished building, together with the wall which is primarily there to support the canopy but also forms the front of the station building. (In due course, another appeal is likely to be held to re-instate the canopy.)

This will improve the facilities we can provide to our passengers both on the normal services, and the dining trains which use this platform. The building will, of course, provide shelter and seating for both visitors and passengers arriving or departing from this platform. These structures, which will be replicas of those demolished, will, with the other changes that the Railway has made, complete the restoration of the station to its ‘look’ at the time it was closed by BR in the 1960s. This will substantially improve the facilities we offer our passengers.

There are few towns with a heritage station, even fewer are those that have steam trains operating a regular service from it. Along with this appeal we are also applying for public funding to assist with the cost, including the cost of the canopy, but, if successful, it will still require a similar amount of matched funding both from this appeal and our volunteers time. We would be grateful for any assistance you feel able to give to bring this project to fruition.

If you are a taxpayer, you can donate by means of Gift Aid through our associated charity, the Carriage and Wagon Trust. This enables the Trust to reclaim the basic rate of tax on your donation resulting in an addition of 25 per cent on top of the sum you have donated. And if you are a higher rate tax-payer you can claim tax relief on this donation.

• Cheques should be made payable to “Carriage and Wagon Trust”
• A Gift Aid form will need to be completed

The completed form and cheque may be dropped in at the NNR’s Sheringham office or can be posted to: Carriage and Wagon Trust, Station Approach, Sheringham NR26 8RA

If you are a non-tax payer or do not wish to use Gift Aid please see other options.

You can also donate in person at the NNR’s Sheringham station office which will accept cash, cheques or debit/credit card donations.

• Cheques should be made payable to “North Norfolk Railway plc”

The cheque may be dropped in at the NNR’s Sheringham office or can be posted to:  Platform 2 Appeal, North Norfolk Railway plc, Station Approach, Sheringham NR26 8RA

You can also donate in person at the NNR’s Sheringham station office which will accept cash, cheques or debit/credit card donations.

You can also donate online (this doesn’t attract Gift Aid currently).

Purchase of shares in the North Norfolk Railway plc (minimum purchase £50, 250 shares for example cost £250).

Please write to the office or phone 01263 820800 for details of how to apply.

Details of current shareholder privileges are available on our Membership page.

Photo Montage of proposed Platform 2 building by Steve Allen…

Platform 1 today...Platform 2 Proposal

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