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Date published: 14th February 2019
Following this week's announcement that a new, longer Sheringham station platform will be built later this year ready for new trains, North Norfolk District Council has welcomed the news.
Greater Anglia is to improve services for passengers travelling to and from Sheringham, by installing a brand-new platform at the station, ready for new trains. The new facility will be double the length of the existing platform – at 80m, as against 40m now.
It will also be wider, with improved lighting and a new customer shelter. The investment of over £1 million, will make the station fit for the new trains which are due to come into service later this year.
See more information here: www.greateranglia.co.uk/sheringham
Cllr Sarah Bütikofer, Leader of North Norfolk District Council, said: “This is excellent news, it is very welcome to hear that we will see improved public transport infrastructure in North Norfolk. It’s crucial that the replacement bus services running from Cromer to West Runton and Sheringham are reliable and times made clear for residents and visitors.”
Cllr Richard Shepherd, ward member for Sheringham South, said: “This is a huge step up for Sheringham, and a great introduction to the town for our tourists. This may even have advantages for our High Street shops to attract more businesses and spending. Importantly disadvantaged passengers with cycles, heavy luggage or wheelchairs are catered for. I am hugely pleased with this important advance.”
Cllr Judy Oliver, ward member for Sheringham South, said: “I am absolutely delighted that Sheringham is going to have a new station platform. The investment in this important improvement will be hugely beneficial to the town, its residents and visitors, as Sheringham continues to go from strength to strength with its new swimming pool and gym to replace Splash, the exciting work being done on the Deep History Coast project to add to the many annual events for which Sheringham is already so well known.”
Cllr Doug Smith, ward member for Sheringham North, said: “52 years after the smallest railway station in Britain was built from railway sleepers over a single weekend, Sheringham is to have over £1million spent on a high tech 21st century railway station. Let's put the flags out and start planning the celebrations!”
Last updated: 14th February 2019