Published on: Monday, 29 April 2019
Last updated: Monday, 29 April 2019
The re-opening of the rail line between Sheringham and Cromer has been put back to Thursday 16 May. Following works to upgrade the platform at Sheringham station, ready for new trains, the normal timetable was meant to resume on Monday 6 May.
However, over the weekend, a fault was discovered with a batch of beams supplied as part of the replacement platform structure. This means that part of the project will not be ready on time and normal train services will not now be able to restart until Thursday 16 May.
In the meantime, the effective alternative arrangements, which involve a replacement bus service between Sheringham and Cromer (and trains between Cromer and Norwich) will continue. These plans have worked very smoothly to date, achieving 98% punctual running.
A Greater Anglia spokesman said : “We apologise for any inconvenience resulting from the delayed restoration of train services to Sheringham, following our major investment to improve the town’s station. We have been working very hard to finish the project on schedule, but unfortunately we have been let down by the supply of a faulty batch of platform beams.
"We are fully focused on completing the project as soon as we can, starting with the restoration of normal train services on Thursday 16 May. The £1 million upgrade will deliver a significant improvement in facilities for passengers with a longer, wider platform, with new lighting and easier access, allowing longer trains to serve the station, providing more capacity for the summer season and major events in North Norfolk.”