King's Lynn railway station

King's Lynn Railway Station

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King's Lynn railway station serves the town of King's Lynn in Norfolk. The station is the terminus of the Fen Line from Cambridge, which is electrified at 25 kV AC overhead. It has been the only major railway station in the town since the closure of South Lynn railway station in 1959.

Early growth

The railway arrived in 1846, with the Ely and Lynn branch of the Great Eastern Railway. The railway was initially not welcomed by the port authorities in King's Lynn; they predicted that sea-bound trade would decline, and were later proved correct when through-trains to London ended up carrying the majority of freight to the capital.

Expansion followed with the opening of several branches. The Lynn & Dereham Railway, which weaved a route to East Dereham via Narborough and Swaffham, was given the Royal Assent in...
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