CHANGING TRACKS AT SHERINGHAM
Sheringham station’s track layout has been remodelled in the North Norfolk Railway’s biggest infrastructure project for a quarter of a century. A double slip point has been installed at the west end of the station, allowing trains from Platform 3 to access the main running line. The new layout will simplify shunting movements and increase flexibility at galas, as well as helping to facilitate the new dining train operation to Cromer. This is the largest upgrade of the NNR’s infrastructure since the extension to Holt was completed 26 years ago. Sheringham station throat had remained largely unchanged since the NNR took over from BR. It is the second stage of a six-stage project, the first having been the conversion of the carriage siding into a loop two years ago. The next phases will include changes to the signalling, requiring the replacement of the existing lever frame in Sheringham West signal box with a 40-lever frame acquired from Brandon, on the Norwich-Ely line.
A view of Sheringham station throat, showing how the new double slip point will permit direct access from the main running line to the bay platform.