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Wymondham Historic Railway Station

A local train calls at Wymondham Station
A local train calls at Wymondham Station
Wymondham Station
Wymondham Station
A main line steam-hauled excursion train passes Wymondham
A main line steam-hauled excursion train passes Wymondham

Restored main-line railway station with railway-themed Bistro. Situated on the main Norwich to Cambridge railway line and served by hourly trains operated by Abellio Greater Anglia. 15 minute walk to Wymondham Abbey Halt (Mid-Norfolk Railway).

Facilities

  • Parking
  • Refreshments

Address

Station Approach Wymondham Norfolk NR18 0JZ

  • 01953 606 433
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Open days

Daily.

Travel

By Bus: various

By Rail: Wymondham / 20 yards

Formerly the home of 'The Brief Encounter Restaurant' and David Turner Pianos, Wymondham Historic Railway Station, opened in 1845, is now operated as 'The Station Bistro'. The railway-themed refreshment room remains - complete with the seats, lights and luggage racks recovered from long-scrapped railway carriages.

A full service of snacks and light refreshments is offered throughout the day, with main meals served at lunchtimes featuring daily specials and a roast on Sundays. There's normally a wide range of home-baked cakes available, and a cream tea is always a delicious treat. Booking for main meals is advisable and essential for Sundays and special events. A take-away service is also available if you have a train to catch. The Station Bistro on Platform One also hosts regular special events, as well as being available for private hire with bespoke catering. An 'outside' catering service is also available for your own event held elsewhere.

 

Wymondham Station is also home to the oldest remaining manual signalbox on the Norwich to Ely route which, until December 2012, controlled it's associated semaphore signals. However, brand new signalling was comissioned at the end of 2012, and the signalbox, although still in situ, is no longer operational.

Wymondham Station is situated an easy 10 minutes walk away from the town centre, with its many historic buildings and interesting shops. Another 5 minutes takes you on to the imposing 900 year-old Wymondham Abbey, and from there it is only a few more yards to Wymondham Abbey Halt, southern terminus of the Mid-Norfolk Railway, with it's heritage diesel and summer steam train services to Dereham. Details of the Mid-Norfolk Railway may also be found elsewhere on this website.

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