Lingwood railway station
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 station from the other side of the line
|Local authority||Broadland, Norfolk|
|Managed by||Greater Anglia|
|Number of platforms||1|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections|
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Key dates||Opened 1882|
|Original company||Great Eastern Railway|
|Pre-grouping||Great Eastern Railway|
|Post-grouping||London and North Eastern Railway|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* 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.|
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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.
As of December 2016[update] 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|