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Wymondham is a small town west of Norwich on the line from there to Ely and Peterborough. It used to be the junction for the branch to Dereham. This connection is still in use allowing access to the Mid-Norfolk Railway which has a separate station in the town.
Railway type and traffic
There are roughly two passenger trains an hour along the line, one being a East Midlands Trains service from Norwich to Liverpool, the other being a Greater service to Cambridge. Most of these trains stop at Wymondham. Freight traffic on this route is sparse though there is an occasional aggregates working between Mountsorrel and Norwich. There is a regular programme of excursion trains originating from the Preserved line to Dereham some of which reverse at Wymondham.
Wymondham is a small, quiet market town and is a 5-10 minute walk from the station. The station buildings have been very well restored and have a cafe on the Norwich bound platform.
Wymondham is just of the main A11 trunk road west of Norwich. The town itself is on the B1172 with the station being about 200 yards south of this road from the traffic lights nearest the town centre.Click here to set up your location for directions to this location Wymondham map co-ordinates
There is a station car park.
There are regular train services stopping at Wymondham from Norwich and also through services from Ely, Cambridge, Peterborough, Nottingham and stations to Sheffield and Manchester (including almost an hourly service from Hunts Cross on the outskirts of Liverpool!)Click here to set up your location for directions to this location
There are toilets on the station, a cafe and a pub at the bottom of the Approach Road. There are plenty of shops and pubs in the town centre a short walk away.
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There is a good selection of Semaphore signals at Wymondham, also fairly unusually now Telegraph Poles, and the station itself is worth photographing.
The light is best in a morning for trains heading towards Norwich passing the signal box from the west and in the afternoon for trains entering the station from the east.
General views - All photographs © Mark Bearton unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking west
From the footbridge
Fig 2 - Looking west
Fig 3 - Looking east
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