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The Bittern Line Community Rail Partnership
The local Railway from Norwich to Cromer & Sheringham

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2018 Calendars

The Calendars cost £5 each or 3 for £12 with free postage (allow 8 days for delivery).

Cheques (made payable to Community Rail Norfolk) should be sent to The Visitor Information Point c/o Lowestoft Railway Station, Denmark Road, Lowestoft NR32 2EG

2017 Calendar

Welcome to the Bittern Line, a Community Railway Partnership which supports and publicises the railway from Norwich to Cromer and Sheringham. The railway forms part of the National Rail system. The Partnership was formed by Norfolk County Council and Anglia Railways in 1997, additional funding partners have joined and funds raised are used to promote the railway and the surrounding area to develop economic and environmental benefits for residents, visitors and tourists. We are supported by The Department for Transport and the National Community Rail organisation ACoRP.

West Runton Station

The line is some 30 miles long, connecting the magnificent city of Norwich with the north Norfolk coastal towns of Cromer and Sheringham, via the Norfolk Broads at Salhouse, Hoveton and Wroxham. Its name recognises a special, local bird, which has a distinctive booming call. A regular, almost hourly service operates along the route (less frequent on winter Sundays) which has been described as "One of the 50 most scenic lines in the world".

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Many accessible by Bittern and Wherry Lines trains

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A Great Day Out

The Bittern Line has something for everyone - it offers a wide range of things to do for passengers of all ages. Take a gentle stroll around Norwich, along the north Norfolk coast, or on the more demanding Weavers' Way long distance footpath, which passes nearby Bittern Line stations. Hire a bike or bring your own on the train (don't forget to book your bike in advance) and explore the quiet country lanes (ask for the Bittern Line Cycle Guide when you book your bike or buy your ticket).

With Cheap tickets and special offers, inclusive holidays, discounts at attractions throughout the seasons, guided walks and many more reasons for you to travel and let yourself unravel. The Bittern Line truly is "The line for all seasons and a ride for all reasons"!

The Bittern Line is a member of the National Community Rail Organisation, The Association of Community Rail Partnerships (ACoRP).

For automated train times for direct journeys today, please call 03457 48 49 50 (calls cost 9p a minute from fixed BT lines, mobile call costs vary)

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For further information please write to: Community Rail Norfolk c/o Broadland District Council, Thorpe Lodge, 1 Yarmouth Road, Norwich NR7 0DU
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