Potter Heigham Bridge Halt railway station

Potter Heigham Bridge Halt was a railway station on the Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway which was opened to serve the boating traffic on the River Thurne. It was more conveniently situated to the Norfolk village of Potter Heigham than Potter Heigham station itself.

Potter Heigham Bridge Halt
LocationPotter Heigham, North Norfolk
England
Grid referenceTG420185
Platforms1
Other information
StatusDisused
History
Post-groupingMidland and Great Northern Joint Railway
Eastern Region of British Railways
Key dates
17 July 1933Opened
September 1939Closed
June 1948Reopened
27 September 1958Last day of services
2 March 1959Official closure

HistoryEdit

Opened by the Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway, the station was closed as a wartime measure before passing briefly to the Eastern Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948 only to be closed by British Railways in 1959.


Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Potter Heigham   Midland and Great Northern
Yarmouth Line
  Martham

The Station TodayEdit

Barely anything remains of the station except the station platform wall.

ReferencesEdit

  • Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199.
  • Jowett, Alan (2000). Jowett's Nationalised Railway Atlas (1st ed.). Penryn, Cornwall: Atlantic Transport Publishers. ISBN 978-0-906899-99-1. OCLC 228266687.
  • Jowett, Alan (March 1989). Jowett's Railway Atlas of Great Britain and Ireland: From Pre-Grouping to the Present Day (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-086-0. OCLC 22311137.

Coordinates: 52°42′39″N 1°34′56″E / 52.7109°N 1.5821°E / 52.7109; 1.5821