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New signs to help visitors explore north Norfolk

PUBLISHED: 12:44 29 October 2020 | UPDATED: 16:21 29 October 2020

Sheringham station's new, passenger-friendly platform.
Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Sheringham station's new, passenger-friendly platform. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

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Visitors to a seaside town will find it much easier to visit key attractions as new signs have been made at the station.

Liz Withington and Pete Mayne with the new sign at Sheringham. Picture: Greater AngliaLiz Withington and Pete Mayne with the new sign at Sheringham. Picture: Greater Anglia

New signage installed at Sheringham railway station will be making it easier for passengers to find their way around the popular north Norfolk resort – and beyond.

Funded by the Bittern Line Community Rail Partnership, the signage directs people to North Norfolk Railway, beach, shops and theatre and to bus stops, located just across the road from the station, for onward travel to Holt, Wells Next-the-Sea and Hunstanton using the Coast Hopper service.

During 2019, train operator Greater Anglia constructed a new double-length platform at Sheringham, able to accommodate more passengers and its new fleet of trains.

The Community Rail Partnership has since been working with Greater Anglia and Sheringham Town Council to increase information available for visitors along with enhancing floral displays, cared for through the volunteer station adopter scheme.

Peter Mayne, chair of Community Rail Norfolk, parent organisation of the Bittern Line Community Rail Partnership, said: “We are pleased to have been able to install new signage at Sheringham station, giving passengers arriving in the town clear guidance in locating nearby amenities.

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“Most importantly the sign also directs visitors to the nearby bus stops wherein onward travel connections can be made including the Coast Hopper service which runs around the coast between Sheringham and Hunstanton.”

Deputy mayor of Sheringham Elizabeth Withington said: “We are pleased to be working with the Community Rail Partnership to provide additional information for passengers arriving in the town.

“Sheringham Town Centre Group is looking at developing signage across the town and this new sign shows how by bringing organisations together to work collaboratively we can make progress for the benefit of the community.”

The Community Rail Partnership recently published new map-guides featuring information on the communities and attractions to be found along the line which runs from Norwich via the Broads National Park to the North Norfolk Coast.


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