The guide to using the main station in Norwich

Norwich (Norwich)

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At a Glance

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As you enter the station you can check the train departure details As you enter the station you can check the train departure details
Norwich is a terminus so the access to and from the trains is all on one level Norwich is a terminus so the access to and from the trains is all on one level
The station's beautiful entrance hall, which is where the ticket office is located The station's beautiful entrance hall, which is where the ticket office is located
The taxi cab rank at Norwich station is right by the main exit The taxi cab rank at Norwich station is right by the main exit
Elegant canopies on the platforms offer protection from the weather Elegant canopies on the platforms offer protection from the weather
All of the platforms are right by the main concourse All of the platforms are right by the main concourse

Norwich used to be blessed with four stations adjacent to the heart of the city, but the only survivor is that which used to be known as Norwich Thorpe.
Opened in 1886, according to Simon Jenkins in his book dedicated to Britain's Best 100 Railway Stations, Norwich is a fine example of a station constructed in the French Renaissance style and it has been beautifully preserved.

It's also a terminus station meaning that the access between the trains and the frontage is step-free; when transferring to and from the trains on the branch lines which link Norwich with the coastal towns of Cromer, Great Yarmouth, Lowestoft and Sherringham, all that's required is a short walk across the concourse.

To the city centre:

By bus from Noriwch station to the city centre By bus from Noriwch station to the city centre

The city centre in Norwich is located within a bend on the River Wensum, but the water way presented an obstacle to the railway engineers, so the city's main station, which used to be known as Norwich Thorpe, is sited a little distance from the city's main attractions including the cathedral, the
castle gallery and the market square.

A road named Castle Meadow lies between the castle and the central market area and its the location of the closest bus stops to the city centre.
Multiple bus routes / lines connect the bus stop at the station to Castle Meadow, or you can walk to the market square area in 12 - 20 minutes, by turning left on to the river bridge, which you'll see ahead of you when using the pathway which will take you across the station forecourt.

Though setting off on foot is the best means of heading to the cathedral from the station, cross that bridge and head along Prince of Wales Road, turning right when you reach St Faiths Lane and going straight ahead down the footpath to the right of a small green area.

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