Campaign to save Middleton Towers railway station

Campaign to save Middleton Towers railway station

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Why this petition matters

Help us to save a piece of British railway history.

A summary:

Please consider signing this petition to Network Rail, as we campaign to obtain permission to restore Middleton Towers railway station in Norfolk. Unfortunately, progress has been slowed down through no fault of our own, as we wait for further information and assistance from Network Rail.

We are very clear; we must ensure that Middleton Towers is not lost to the elements and is enjoyed by future generations.

A brief history

Middleton Towers was the first stop on the Lynn and Dereham railway in Norfolk, which closed to passenger services in 1968. It is the only remaining station on the line that still has a rail connection, which is used by a local sand freight company.

Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, has used the station in the past, as a means to get to the Sandringham Estate.

About the Middleton Towers Restoration Group

We are a group of over 400 members who, in July 2021, came together to campaign for the restoration of the derelict station waiting room and ticket office buildings, which have been in a sad state since the closure of the line, receiving only minor cosmetic touches over the years.

We are campaigning Network Rail to obtain permission to fully restore the site, to be used as a public tea room and a railway museum.

Going forwards

While we are focussing on our current plans, we must be ready to campaign for reinstatement of a passenger service at least as far as Middleton Towers or East Winch. A substantial amount of potential rail users reside in this area and it would certainly relieve some pressure on our roads. We must not let central or local Government make knee-jerk decisions to develop on any portions of the line or, worst of all, tear it up entirely as regrettably done in the 1960s.

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