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The principal intermediate station on the Ely-Norwich line.
Railway type and traffic
Mostly diesel multiple units and a small amount of freight.. The odd steam hauled charter to Norwich also appears.
A busy country town. Station is manned and seems enthusiast friendly. Pub next door, maybe worth avoiding late evenings.
Thetford is on the A11 through Anglia. The station is well signposted in Thetford. Small station car park on south side. Minor road (Station Lane) on north side with free parking - will need map reading skills to find it off A134!Click here to set up your location for directions to this location Thetford Station map co-ordinates
OK in middle of day, but avoid pre peak times as parking will be expensive. Small station car park on south side. Minor road (Station Lane) on north side with free parking - will need map reading skills to find it off A134!
Plenty in Thetford town center.
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Thetford Station general view map
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Nice old station canopies mean shots looking east need to be taken at platform level. From the footbridge the canopies obscure the eastbound view. Looking west a nice shot can be had from footbridge of Norwich-bound trains or going away shots of Ely-bound trains. The track loops in almost a horseshoe through the station so angles can be had throughout the day.
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Fig 1 - Looking east
Fig 2 - Looking west
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