Railway Stations of East Anglia


Marker colours indicate the current state of the station: green = open , red = closed, orange = other railway use. Markers with dots indicate a photograph is available. Clicking on the marker provides further information.

  • Station The station name
  • Built by The company which first built the station.
  • Taken over by The company which had taken over by the late 19th century, as lines amalgamated.
  • Post 1922 On January 1st, 1923, 123 of Britain's railways were merged into 4 companies.
  • Passenger usage Years open for passenger use.
  • Freight usage Years open for freight use.
  • Use today A simple descriptor for current use of the station building.
  • Site today A simple descriptor for the whole site today
  • Nearest settlement The nearest main settlement with distance in kilometres if appropriate.
  • Population The population size of that settlement in 1841, 1891 & 1981

The data is intended to support those investigating the patterns of railway development and decline, and the effect on the size of the local population.

This data has been compiled from a variety of sources; it was first compiled in this form when British Rail operated the network; we will be very grateful to receive information on errors and updates to the details supplied. Please email stations@poppyland.co.uk with your information.

A Virtual Station Tour

Can you help us build a virtual tour of the once extensive East Anglian rail network?

We plan to begin adding pictures of the stations today to the database. If you can help by sending us a jpeg photograph (it can be a small-sized file of no less than 250 pixels width) of a station or former station as it is today, please attached it to an email to stations@poppyland.co.uk . The picture of Cromer station shows the size at which it will be used.

Please only send photos you have taken and where you are clearly the copyright holder. Poppyland Publishing will only use your photograph at a maximum width of 250 pixels at 72 dpi, for the purposes of this database. If it wishes to make use of it in a different context, Poppyland Publishing will contact you for your copyright agreement.

If possible, please name the jpg photo file with the name of the station included in the photo name - to reduce the risk of error on our part. Please give a date for the photo if possible. If you would like to contribute a short description - say four or five sentences - to bring the story of the station up to date, we'll make that available on screen. See the Cromer entry as an example.

Finally, we at Poppyland Publishing believe that the integration of books, videos and web based materials provides an exciting future for the local historian - so please explore the site and we hope you'll find one or two books or DVDs you'd like to purchase!

Disclaimer: This data has been compiled for historical use and should not be relied on for current travel arrangements or commercial decisions.