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Welcome to the Bittern Line


Please support a sponsored walk on 24 June including all stations on the Bittern Line, in aid of the Railway Children charity. More details
Forty Winks B&B near Gunton station
The Crab & Lobster Festival 2016
Hoveton Hall Events
Events along the Bittern Line
Bure Valley Railway Events
Buy your mobile phone tickets here or scan the QR code below to download the link to your mobile phone
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!
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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For an interactive transport map for the Bittern Line - click below:

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Bittern Events
LNER Class A4 4464 Bittern 600019 RSPB Bittern bird

Plus bus
Click here for Bittern Walks
Service Alterations Live Train Times

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.)

Dogs on trains
Visit North Norfolk

many accessible by Bittern and Wherry Lines trains

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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 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

For automated train times for direct journeys today, please call

on 0871 200 4950 (calls cost 10p a minute from fixed BT lines, mobile call costs vary)

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