West Runton railway station

West Runton railway station is on the Bittern Line in Norfolk, England, serving the village of West Runton. It is 28 miles 55 chains (46.2 km) down the line from Norwich and is situated between Cromer and Sheringham, the northern terminus.

West Runton
National Rail
View to West Runton Railway Station from Station Road bridge - geograph.org.uk - 540687.jpg
LocationWest Runton, North Norfolk
England
Coordinates52°56′08″N 1°14′45″E / 52.9355°N 1.2457°E / 52.9355; 1.2457Coordinates: 52°56′08″N 1°14′45″E / 52.9355°N 1.2457°E / 52.9355; 1.2457
Grid referenceTG281297
Managed byGreater Anglia
Platforms1
Other information
Station codeWRN
ClassificationDfT category F2
History
OpenedSeptember 1887
Passengers
2016/17Decrease 26,186
2017/18Decrease 24,842
2018/19Increase 27,212
2019/20Decrease 26,076
2020/21Decrease 9,144
Notes
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road
Midland & Great Northern
Cromer Branch
Cromer Beach
To Norwich
West Runton
Sheringham
Weybourne
Holt (North Norfolk Railway)
Holt
Melton Constable

It is one of two remaining Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway stations still in use on the National Rail network; Cromer being the other. Sheringham and Weybourne are the other two surviving M&GNJR stations, both still served today on the heritage North Norfolk Railway.

The station is managed by Greater Anglia, which also operates all passenger trains that call.

All services to this station are run by Class 755 units. Like other stations on the Norwich - Sheringham line, West Runton is cared for by volunteers known as station adopters.

ServicesEdit

As of May 2020 the typical Monday to Saturday service at West Runton is one train an hour in both directions between Norwich and Sheringham. On Sundays, the service is every two hours. The Bittern line timetable has not been affected by Greater Anglia's timetable reductions related to the Coronavirus pandemic. [1]

External linksEdit

  Media related to West Runton railway station at Wikimedia Commons

Preceding station     National Rail   Following station
Greater Anglia
Historical railways
Line open, station preserved
Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway
Line and station open