Thursday, March 23, 2023
- Advertisement -
Home Maintenance North Norfolk Railway invests £300,000 in track replacement

North Norfolk Railway invests £300,000 in track replacement

New pointwork costing over £300,000 is being installed at the eastern end of Weybourne Station on the North Norfolk Railway

The turnouts allow trains to use the stations two platforms and also allow entry to the line’s locomotive depot and the major project will be completed in time for the line’s popular historic, steam trains and heritage diesels to run during the February half-term.

The sections of track being renewed were last replaced in the 1970s using second hand materials so many components are almost life-expired.


North Norfolk Railway Managing Director, Hugh Harkett, said: “We run trains on over 250 days a year carrying up to 165,000 passengers annually so it is vital that our infrastructure is maintained in excellent condition. This is an investment in the railway’s future and the new track will last for generations to come.

He added, “Our short winter closed season is the only time we can carry out work like this and we are looking forward to welcoming visitors when the 2023 season starts with half-term trains from 11 February.”

The work has been carried out by specialist contractor’s Trackwork with many components prepared offsite to enable the removal of the old rails and sleepers and installation of the new pointwork to be completed in a little over three weeks.

The railway’s half-term services will run daily from Saturday 11 to Sunday 19 February and will feature one of the line’s powerful steam engines hauling beautifully restored carriages. Trains run through 5½ miles of wonderful scenery between the Victorian resort of Sheringham and the Georgian town of Holt and will use the newly relaid track when they call at at Weybourne’s charming Edwardian Station.

Full details and timetables can be found at

Photo credit: Steve Allen

image_pdfDownload article

Most Popular

BCIMO to deliver West Midlands ‘Clean Futures’ project with industry partners

Black Country Innovative Manufacturing Organisation (BCIMO) will partner with Connected Places Catapult and Coventry University to lead Clean Futures, a project launched as part...

RBD Rail Recruiter harnesses the latest technology to make job searching even easier

Since launching almost 12 months ago, rail industry exclusive job board RBD Rail Recruiter has strived to improve its service and make it as...

Network Rail to undertake £88m investment in Britain’s railway

Thousands of rail workers prepare to deliver an £88 million programme of engineering work over the Easter bank holiday weekend (Friday, April 7th to...

HS2 launches new tunnelling operative career opportunities

Job seekers looking for a new career, which can open a world of opportunities, are being encouraged to consider joining the team tasked with...
- Advertisement -