Eccles Road Railway Station

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Eccles Road railway station is a rural railway station in the English county of Norfolk. It is served by local services operated by East Midlands Trains and Abellio Greater Anglia on the Breckland Line from Norwich to Peterborough and Cambridge. The station is unstaffed and has two platforms adjacent to a level crossing. The wooden level crossing gates used to be opened and closed manually by the Signaller in the local signal box. However, in December 2012 the signal box was closed and the crossing was renewed with full barriers controlled from Cambridge PSB. The barriers are camera monitored in line with modern standards. The redundant signal box stands across the road from the west bound platform, currently (2014) this due for demolition when the barriers are replaced in 2017.

The station takes its name from the now abandoned original village of Eccles that was located a mile to the south of the station. The church, Eccles St Mary, still stands and is one of 124 existing round-tower churches in Norfolk. In the 1990s, a new village was built immediately adjacent to the station, and this now bears the names of Eccles. This makes the 'Road' in the station name an anachronism.

The station is situated in the civil parish of Quidenham, about 2 miles (3 km) north of the village of Quidenham, and 1 mile (1.5 km) north-east of Snetterton Motor Racing Circuit.

Source: Wikipedia

Station Facts

Annual Usage Figures

Year Entry/Exit Interchange
2018 692 0
2017 366 0
2016 176 0
2015 157 0
2014 363 0
2013 285 0
2012 246 0
2011 429 0
2010 616 0
2009 611 0
2008 736 0
2007 590 0

Location Data

  • District Council Ward: All Saints & Wayland
  • District Council: Breckland District Council
  • European Region: Eastern
  • County Council Electoral Division: Guiltcross
  • County Council: Norfolk County Council
  • Civil Parish/community: Quidenham
  • UK Parliament Constituency: South West Norfolk

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