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Written by Oli Smith - 15 Jan 2006
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Location notes
Norwich is the northern terminus for the 'one' Anglia Intercity services on the GEML. It is in the heart of Norfolk with loads of scenery and a thriving city.
Railway type and traffic
Greater Anglia IC services operated by Class 90 + MKIII sets (half hourly). Local services operated by Class 156/153 sprinter DMUs( hourly). Greater Anglia also runs an Ely/Cambridge service using class 170 DMUs (Hourly). East Midlands Trains also operate out of Norwich with an hourly Liverpool Lime Street diagram.
The occasional freight uses the sidings to reverse and these are usually DB Schenker 66 operated although a Class 60 hauled service is not unheard of.
Environment
Norwich can be a busy station at times especially during football days and on Saturdays. The station is located on the out skirts of the city near the river Wensum. Best to avoid Ipswich Town football strips on days when Ipswich are not playing!
Road directions
From the A47/A140 interchange:
Exit left onto the A140 and head into Norwich. At the first roundabout take the 4th left onto Ipswich Road. After crossing the railway turn right onto Hall Road and continue to the next roundabout. Take the 3rd exit, left onto Barrett Road and follow to the next roundabout. Take the 2nd left onto Bracondale and then right onto King Street. Morrisons should be near you here. Follow this road round and the station is on the right

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Norwich Station map co-ordinates
Parking
The station has a reasonable sized car park and also there is a 1500 space multi-storey over the road.
Public transport
The number 25 First Group bus runs every 20mins as well as a regular service by the Norwich Orbital Bus. All busses stop on the station forecourt and end up back at the Norwich City Bus Station were you can connect with other bus services.
One and Central trains run regular services to Norwich.

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Amenities
The station itself has a number of shops including WHSmith, Budgens and Upper Crust (be warned, its very expensive!). A waiting room is provided as well as public toilets and a customer service office. The BTP also have a strong presence here. In the immediate area, there is a bowling alley, cinema and all manor of food outlets and restaurants.
Accommodation
There are a number of hotels in Norwich.
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Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
It might be necessary to adjust the time to suit your visit, this link should open with the current day.
Norwich Station

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Norwich Station general view map
Norwich Station close up map

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Photographic notes
This authors preferred location while at the station is at the end of platform 1/2, which offers a good all-round view of trains departing and arriving. The light is good all day, but being Norfolk, it is prone to rain! Also, remember to ask at the office before you go onto the platforms and please be polite!


General views - All photographs © Oli Smith unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking north west


Fig 1 - Looking north west


Fig 2- Looking south east


Fig 2- Looking south east


Fig 3 - Looking south east


Fig 3 - Looking south east


Fig 4 - Looking south east


Fig 4 - Looking south east


Fig 5 - Looking south west



Fig 5 - Looking south west

Locos on the low level sidings

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