Oulton Broad North railway station

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Oulton Broad North
National Rail
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Oulton Broad North railway station
General information
LocationOulton Broad, East Suffolk
England
Grid referenceTM524931
Managed byGreater Anglia
Platforms2
Other information
Station codeOUN
ClassificationDfT category F2
History
Original companyNorfolk Railway[1]
Pre-groupingGreat Eastern Railway
Post-groupingLondon and North Eastern Railway
Key dates
1 July 1847Opened as Mutford[1]
1 July 1881Renamed Oulton Broad (Mutford)
November 1915Renamed Oulton Broad
26 September 1927Renamed Oulton Broad North
Passengers
2016/17Decrease 0.118 million
2017/18Decrease 0.115 million
2018/19Decrease 0.113 million
2019/20Decrease 0.106 million
2020/21Decrease 21,768
Notes
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road

Oulton Broad North railway station is on the Wherry Lines in the east of England, and is one of two stations serving Oulton Broad, Suffolk. The other is Oulton Broad South on the East Suffolk Line. Oulton Broad North is 22 miles 4 chains (35.5 km) down the line from Norwich on the route to Lowestoft. The East Suffolk Line runs between Lowestoft and Ipswich.

The station building dates from 1847. Today it is managed by Greater Anglia, which also operates all trains that call, but the station is unstaffed.

The tracks from Lowestoft split into the two separate lines to Norwich and Ipswich just before Oulton Broad North. Trains to Ipswich pass Oulton Broad North closely, but there has never been a platform for them to call there. The Ipswich trains call at Oulton Broad South, which is about three-quarters of a mile by road to the south.

Services[edit]

As of December 2018, the typical Monday-Saturday off-peak service at Oulton Broad North is as follows:

Operator Route Rolling stock Typical frequency Note
Greater Anglia Lowestoft - Oulton Broad North - Somerleyton - Haddiscoe - Reedham - Cantley - Buckenham (request stop) - Brundall - Norwich Class 755 1x per hour in each direction Reduced stops for every other train

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Butt, R. V. J. (October 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. OL 11956311M.

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Somerleyton   Greater Anglia
Wherry Lines
Lowestoft branch
  Lowestoft

Coordinates: 52°28′40″N 1°42′57″E / 52.4777°N 1.7157°E / 52.4777; 1.7157