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Lingwood railway station is on the Wherry Lines in the east of England, serving the village of Lingwood, Norfolk. It is 7 miles 78 chains (12.8 km) down the line from Norwich on the route to Great Yarmouth and is situated between Brundall and Acle. Its three-letter station code is LGD.

Lingwood National Rail
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Lingwood station from the other side of the line
Location
PlaceLingwood
Local authorityBroadland, Norfolk
Grid referenceTG363084
Operations
Station codeLGD
Managed byGreater Anglia
Number of platforms1
DfT categoryF2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Increase 50,072
2014/15Decrease 46,966
2015/16Decrease 45,502
2016/17Increase 49,208
2017/18Decrease 47,934
History
Key datesOpened 1882 (1882)
Original companyGreat Eastern Railway
Pre-groupingGreat Eastern Railway
Post-groupingLondon and North Eastern Railway
National RailUK railway stations
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Lingwood from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

It is managed by Greater Anglia, which operates all trains serving the station.[1]

The station dates back to 1882, when it was built by the Great Eastern Railway to serve the village of Lingwood. At this time agriculture was thriving in the village and surrounding areas, so much so that over £1000 was spent on a large warehouse next to the station. This was served by sidings, a second platform and a goods yard. Much of this still exists to this day although is not publicly accessible.

The station building fell out of use 1965 during the Beeching cuts. After this it was used as a dress shop, and then a doctor's surgery, before being left derelict for several years in the early eighties. It was then bought from British Rail in 1989 by the current owners, and was completely renovated. Many of the original features were retained, and it was opened as a Bed & Breakfast in 1990, which it remains.

ServicesEdit

As of December 2016 the typical Monday-Saturday off-peak service at Lingwood is as follows:

Operator Route Rolling stock Typical frequency
Greater Anglia Great Yarmouth - Acle - Lingwood - Brundall - Brundall Gardens - Norwich Class 153, Class 156, Class 170 1x per hour in each direction

ReferencesEdit

  • ^ Ordnance Survey (2005). OS Explorer Map OL40 - The Broads. ISBN 0-319-23769-9.

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