The Anonymous Widower

King’s Lynn Station

These pictures show King’s Lynn Station, which is Grade II Listed.

Note.

  1. It is not the normal design for a station in the UK.
  2. The station has two platforms, but could have add another.
  3. The facilities are at a high level for a station of this size, with a booking office, toilets and a cafe.
  4. The station was reopened by Michael Portillo. Who else?

Perhaps we should see more station designs, not in a standard corporate mould. Others include Birmingham Moor Street, Hanwell and Hebden Bridge.

The only problems with the station are that there aren’t enough trains and the information and signage for visitors could be better.

In an ideal world this would be the train service

  • At least two trains per hour in both directions.
  • Running between King’s Lynn and Cambridge, stopping at Watlington, Downham Market, Littleport, Ely, Waterbeach and Cambridge North.
  • Good interchange with services to Bury St. Edmunds, Ipswich, Peterborough and Stansted Airport at either Ely or Cambridge.

King’s Lynn station certainly has the capacity for more frequent trains.

 

April 11, 2018 - Posted by | Travel | , , ,

2 Comments »

  1. […] King’s Lynn has a quirky Grade II Listed station, as I described in King’s Lynn Station. […]

    Pingback by Putting Right Norfolk’s £150m Rail Mistake « The Anonymous Widower | April 13, 2018 | Reply

  2. Nice photographs. Being a railwayman for 31+ years I enjoy seeing stations that are well kept.
    Let’s hope that the line sees better use and maybe even the extension to Hunstanton.

    Comment by Part Time Spotter | April 13, 2018 | Reply


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