New £26,000 ticket machine for North Walsham railway station

Jonathan Denby, head of corporate affairs for Greater Anglia; Photo: Bill Smith Jonathan Denby, head of corporate affairs for Greater Anglia; Photo: Bill Smith

Monday, July 8, 2013
4:33 PM

Train passengers in North Walsham will now be able to pick up and buy tickets before travelling thanks to a £26,000 investment.

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The new ticket machine will be officially unveiled this Friday at North Walsham railway station.

It will allow passengers to buy tickets before they travel and collect tickets bought online beforehand.

The machine, which is already operational, has been funded by Norfolk County Council and the Designated Community Rail Development Fund.

Mr Denby said: “We are pleased to complete this important upgrade for passengers.

“The ticket machine will make ticket purchase much easier for passengers.

“It is a really helpful addition to the print-at-home and mobile ticketing options we have already made available along the Bittern Line, between Norwich and Sheringham, in the last year.”

North Norfolk MP Norman Lamb, who will be at Friday’s launch with other interested groups, said: “I am delighted that Greater Anglia continues to invest in the line.”

8 comments

  • The provision of a similar machine at Cromer would be equally appreciated by the many train users from our town.

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    David Pritchard

    Monday, July 8, 2013

  • Wasn't there already provision in North Walsham? How about a fully unmanned station like Sheringham or Cromer?

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    Jono

    Tuesday, July 9, 2013

  • It would be really nice to have one of these in Wymondham station, as we have up to 2500 houses being built and lots of councillors telling us to use the trains as apparently we have wonderful links to Norwich - London & cambridge. It would be nice if we could actually buy a ticket at the station and perhaps pick up pre-paid tickets.

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    Wym_Boy

    Tuesday, July 9, 2013

  • Unveiling a ticket machine?? Is this an out-taken Alan Partridge episode?

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    Mad Brewer

    Monday, July 8, 2013

  • It would be really nice to have one of these in Wymondham station, as we have up to 2500 houses being built and lots of councillors telling us to use the trains as apparently we have wonderful links to Norwich - London & cambridge. It would be nice if we could actually buy a ticket at the station and perhaps pick up pre-paid tickets.

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    Wym_Boy

    Tuesday, July 9, 2013

  • Another jolly for the boys as the portfolio corporate executives all arrive in their limos to watch someone tug on a piece of string and hey presto a ticket machine will appear! Will the police and helicopter be on standby plus a sprinkling of fire engines and an ambulance . A few months ago we had the spectacle of North Norfolk Council big wigs and Lord Mayor cutting a ribbon to open some toilet cubicles. Soon such jollies will include the opening of a new box of paper clips at NNDC Human Resources. Drinks and a meal to follow. What fun. Just hope that this marvel is under 24 hour surveillance before the yobbo brigade decide to deface and superglue What then for rail passengers

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    Claire Voyant

    Tuesday, July 9, 2013

  • I bet the fare dodgers are `p`-d off.

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    Mad Brewer

    Monday, July 8, 2013

  • For the record it would seem that Greater Anglia paid nothing towards this - instead relying on NCC and Network RailDfT funding. No wonder Mr Denby is smiling. He gets the credit for zero outlay. Why is Greater Anglia not installing these at all stations?

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    a fine city

    Monday, July 8, 2013

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