Roudham Junction railway station

Roudham Junction railway station was a station in Norfolk, England. It was located in a remote area east of Thetford, where the Main Line between Norwich and Thetford joined the branch line from Swaffham. Today a few remnants of the former station can be glimpsed from the passing trains.

6 years after the GER was formed work started on a branch line from the Ely to Norwich line towards Swaffham leaving the main line at Roudham. The station opened with the line opened on 18 October 1869.

With low passenger numbers serving a sparsely populated area the GER decided to stop main line trains calling at Roudham Junction in 1920. On 1 May 1932 the advertised passenger service provided by the branch line trains ceased but an unadvertised service of trains continued to stop.

As part of the Beeching rationalisation plan the station closed with the closure of the Swaffham line on 15 June 1964.

Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Thetford
Line and station open
  Great Eastern Railway
Main Line
  Harling Road
Line and station open
Disused railways
Thetford
Line and station open
  Great Eastern Railway
Swaffham Branch
  Wretham & Hockham
Line and station closed

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Coordinates: 52°27′09″N 0°49′27″E / 52.4525°N 0.8243°E / 52.4525; 0.8243