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Welcome to the Bittern Line


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We have over 70 self-catering cottages across Norfolk in coastal, rural and central locations.
New Guide to the Bittern Line and Wherry Lines published
Lots to see and do – timetables included!
Enjoy the Broads

Enjoy the Broads
New Broadland Walking and Cycling Guide
Try our new interactive walks
Great value cycle hire from less than £4 per day 'BIKE & GO' now at Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft

Bike and Go
Cromer Cottages

Discounts for Bittern Line ticket holders at The White Lady Worstead, a short walk from the station offering B&B, Great Ales and fantastic meals.
Visitor's Guide to Norfolk
Latest Timetables
Bittern and Wherry Lines Annual Report Now Published!
The Bittern Line and Wherry Lines CRPs have had a memorable year and our new Annual report summarises what we’ve been up to. It can be download as a PDF file here (495kb).
Visit Norfolk
Did you know you can go Plus Bus?
For only a little extra in to the heart of Norwich? Check out our through train and bus fares from Bittern and Wherry Lines stations to the City Centre. Ask the conductor on the train for a Norwich Plus Bus ticket or mention Plus Bus if you book on line or in advance. Please see here for details.
Cheaper travel to college!
The Bittern Line and Wherry Lines CRPs have produced a new leaflet to let people know about the special season ticket deal for 16-18-year-olds travelling to college or school by train. Download this leaflet and then check out whether your school or college is part of the scheme!
Integrated Community Transport comes to the Bittern Line: North Norfolk Community Transport provide local Dial-a-Ride and demand responsive bus links into the Bittern Line at North Walsham and Worstead for further details please click here. Passengers alighting at Worstead or North Walsham can travel free on these services when they book in advance stating they are arriving by train and show their train tickets to the bus driver.
NEW Facebook Page
NEW North Walsham Station Travel Plan
Greater Anglia
Bus links from Norwich Rail Station
Aerial Photography Books from Mike Page
Local Holiday Cottages
The Bittern and Wherry Lines are supported by NENTA Train Tours of North Walsham. To find out more about a wonderful range of tours and trips please visit
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The Bure Valley Railway continues to celebrate its 25th anniversary year with an event on 26th and 27th September 2015 which celebrates the heritage of steam in a small scale. Alongside our home fleet of 15” engines purpose built for line, we will have two visiting engines: “Northern Rock” from Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway. Northern Rock has previously visited the railway, the last time being in 2011. This visit emphasises the strong relationship between the two railways. Also visiting will be Sandy River No. 24 from the Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway. This locomotive was previously a BVR loco until her sale in June 1997. This will be a chance to see her back at work in Norfolk.
There will be a special intensive timetable in operation throughout the weekend to allow visitors the opportunity to see as many different locomotives as possible hard at work over the nine miles between Aylsham and Wroxham.
In addition, we will have a selection of models in different scales down to “N” gauge.
Andrew Barnes, Director, says “this event will give railway enthusiasts and families alike a chance to see a collection steam engines on display and in operation in various gauges”.
Train fares allow unlimited travel on the day of issue. Adults £12.50, Children £6.50 and Under 5’s Free. No prior booking required.

For further information contact:
Susan Munday, Bure Valley Railway, Aylsham Station, Norwich Road, Aylsham, Norfolk, NR11 6BW, Tel: 01263 733858
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NEW 2016 Calendar on Sale

Calendar 201412 glossy page images from on and around the Bittern and Wherry Lines with 3 months to view. Please send a cheque for £4.99 each to: Community Rail Norfolk,
c/o Broadland District Council, Thorpe Lodge, Yarmouth Road Norwich NR7 0DU.
Cheques should be made payable to ‘Community Rail Norfolk’
A discount of £1.00 will be made if you submit a Bittern or Wherry Lines train ticket with your cheque.


We have two booklets available full of walks you can do from local railway stations, one each for the Bittern Line and the Wherry Lines. Copies are available from Community Rail Norfolk, c/o Broadland District Council, Thorpe Lodge, 1 Yarmouth Road, Norwich NR7 0DU. Please send a cheque for £2.50 per book (including postage & packing), made out to Community Rail Norfolk. (They cannot be collected from Broadland District Council’s offices.)

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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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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).

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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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