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Mid-Norfolk Railway

Mid-Norfolk Railway The Mid-Norfolk Railway - East Anglia's longest heritage railway. Mid-Norfolk Railway Preservation Trust.

A charitable company limited by guarantee, incorporated on 23 March 1995 and registered as a charity on 2 June 1995.

Operating as usual

A look back over 2022, some very enjoyable days where had. We look forward to 2023
01/01/2023

A look back over 2022, some very enjoyable days where had. We look forward to 2023

We would like to wish all our Volunteers, supporters and customers a very Merry Christmas.
25/12/2022

We would like to wish all our Volunteers, supporters and customers a very Merry Christmas.

The final Polar Express Train Ride of 2022 has returned to Dereham Station. On behalf of all the volunteers, staff and c...
23/12/2022

The final Polar Express Train Ride of 2022 has returned to Dereham Station. On behalf of all the volunteers, staff and cast of the Mid-Norfolk Railway we would like to thank all our passengers who joined us and wish you all a very Merry Christmas and look forward to seeing you again in 2023.

Full details of our 2023 Season will be available soon at http://www.midnorfolkrailway.co.uk

The conductor would like to assure all our passengers that despite the weather, it’s very cold at the North Pole, all ou...
16/12/2022

The conductor would like to assure all our passengers that despite the weather, it’s very cold at the North Pole, all our Polar Express trains will run as scheduled. Please consider the weather and leave extra time for your journey as necessary.

Important Message:We know how many of you wish to join us this year and, as we have sold out the majority of our tickets...
24/11/2022

Important Message:

We know how many of you wish to join us this year and, as we have sold out the majority of our tickets, are looking for tickets to buy from a third party.

Unfortunately, we have been made aware of multiple people who have been scammed by buying fake tickets at various Polar Express Train Rides through the country that are actually duplicates of real tickets and have been sold multiple times. This means there are no seats available. We sadly do not keep spare seats.

Please note, if you buy tickets from a third party or other site, they may be counterfeit and if they are, you will not have seats on our train and this will be very disappointing for all involved. If you are buying tickets from a third party you do so at your own risk.

Any official tickets that become available will be posted here https://midnorfolkthepolarexpressride.com/

UPDATE FOR CUSTOMERS ATTENDING 24TH NOV TO 1ST DEC 2022Unfortunately we have been made aware of an issue whereby several...
21/11/2022

UPDATE FOR CUSTOMERS ATTENDING 24TH NOV TO 1ST DEC 2022

Unfortunately we have been made aware of an issue whereby several bookings across the above dates have not received their ticket pack in the post despite them being sent at the end of October. We are in conversation with Royal Mail regarding this matter, however if you do not recieve your ticket pack before you are due to travel please bring your email order confirmation instead. Our check-in desk will be able to book you in using this and will supply replacement souvenir replica Golden Tickets for your party. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

We only have extremely limited availability left this year.Unfortunately we are unable to add additional seats to existi...
10/11/2022

We only have extremely limited availability left this year.

Unfortunately we are unable to add additional seats to existing orders as seats have been allocated and finalised. The website shows the maximum number of seats still available together in one group on each train.
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Not long now! We only have a few dates left with a limited number of seats remaining:midnorfolkthepolarexpressride.com🎄🎅...
03/11/2022

Not long now! We only have a few dates left with a limited number of seats remaining:
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We don't have many seats left, if you want to join us on this exciting journey book now at midnorfolkthepolarexpressride...
02/11/2022

We don't have many seats left, if you want to join us on this exciting journey book now at midnorfolkthepolarexpressride.com

TODAY is the last day to order tickets for delivery! Tickets ordered after 21 Oct 2022 will be available for collection ...
21/10/2022

TODAY is the last day to order tickets for delivery! Tickets ordered after 21 Oct 2022 will be available for collection on arrival.
midnorfolkthepolarexpressride.com

With the start of The Polar Express™ Train Ride fast approaching at the Mid Norfolk Railway in Dereham, everyone is gett...
17/10/2022
Mid-Norfolk Railway | The Heart of Norfolk | MNR | Heritage Railway | England

With the start of The Polar Express™ Train Ride fast approaching at the Mid Norfolk Railway in Dereham, everyone is getting into the festive spirit already. So much so that we have decided to give out an early Christmas present of a special offer on one of our trains!

We are pleased to offer an exclusive discount code for a £10 reduction in the Standard seating ticket price for our 6.45pm train on 13th November. All you have to do is add your tickets to your basket on the website, then at Checkout input the discount code "SANTA10".

PLEASE NOTE - this offer is only applicable to new orders made from Monday 17 October 2022 onwards. As stated on our website we do not offer refunds so please do not request to be refunded and rebooked or moved onto this train.

midnorfolkthepolarexpressride.com

The MNR is a heritage railway running through the Heart of Norfolk between Dereham & Wymondham, expanding to North Elmham & County School.

09/10/2022

Today (Sunday 9th October) we are running with our pacer but unfortunately due to volunteer illness we are only running the 1030 Dereham-Wymondham and 1130 Wymondham-Dereham services.

Remember to book your tickets by 21st October if you want to receive your golden tickets in the post. Tickets booked aft...
05/10/2022

Remember to book your tickets by 21st October if you want to receive your golden tickets in the post. Tickets booked after this date will be available for collection on arrival.
https://midnorfolkthepolarexpressride.com/

Vacancy: Operations Manager - full time, permanent contractMore info at: midnorfolkrailway.co.uk/vacancies
03/10/2022
Vacancies | Mid-Norfolk Railway

Vacancy: Operations Manager - full time, permanent contract

More info at: midnorfolkrailway.co.uk/vacancies

The Mid-Norfolk Railway operates East Anglia's longest heritage railway which runs between Dereham, Wymondham and North Elmham with long term ambitions to restore the line further north to County School.

New management structure announced
27/09/2022
New management structure announced

New management structure announced

The Mid-Norfolk Railway is pleased to announce that the management of the railway is to be restructured with the new arrangements to be put in place for the beginning of 2023. The Trust Council of the Mid-Norfolk Railway Preservation Trust will remain as the overarching strategic management organisa...

Lots of trains are very full but tickets are still available for various dates from: midnorfolkthepolarexpressride.com
16/09/2022
All aboard! Magical Polar Express train returning to Norfolk

Lots of trains are very full but tickets are still available for various dates from: midnorfolkthepolarexpressride.com

The Polar Express Train Ride is returning to the Mid-Norfolk Railway for Christmas 2022 and tickets are on sale now.

08/09/2022

A statement from the Mid-Norfolk Railway:

On behalf of the Railway and all our community, we are very saddened to hear of the death of Her Majesty the Queen and offer our condolences to the whole Royal Family at this very sad time, with gratitude for decades of public service as the longest-serving monarch in British history.

Our trains and events will continue to run as normal except on the day of the Queen’s funeral when no trains will be operating. If you have booked a ticket, it is still valid or you can purchase your ticket on the day in the normal way.

We know some visitors may wish to change their plans to pay their respects so we can rearrange your booking if you wish. Please contact Dereham Station on 01362 851723 or via email on [email protected]

Our September Diesel Weekend takes place from Friday 23rd - Sunday 25th September -Confirmed visiting locomotives are Cl...
29/08/2022

Our September Diesel Weekend takes place from Friday 23rd - Sunday 25th September -

Confirmed visiting locomotives are Class 20 001 D8001 and either a class 57/3 or class 66. We would like to thank DRS and the Class 20 locomotive Society as well as our partners for their support.

Our resident Class 47s 47580 in its Jubilee livery and 47596 "Aldeburgh Festival" as well as Class 14 D9520. It is hoped to return the Class 03 to traffic before the weekend too.

All subject to availability on the day.

Timetables, fares and allocations available soon on our website.

29/08/2022

Our September Diesel Weekend takes place from Friday 23rd - Sunday 25th September -

Confirmed visiting locomotives are Class 20 001 D8001 and either a class 57/3 or class 66. We would like to thank DRS and the Class 20 Locomotive Society as well as our partners for their support.

Our resident Class 47s 47580 in its Jubilee livery and 47596 "Aldeburgh Festival" as well as Class 14 D9520. It is hoped to return the Class 03 to traffic before the weekend too.

All subject to availability on the day.

Timetables, fares and allocations available soon on our website.

This weekend is our Ales by Rails festival.  and travel on our 1950s coaches to Wymondham (Green Dragon also has a beer ...
27/08/2022

This weekend is our Ales by Rails festival. and travel on our 1950s coaches to Wymondham (Green Dragon also has a beer festival).

✅ Class 47 all weekend
✅ Real ale bar 11am - 11pm
✅ All day ticket
✅ Kids go FREE
midnorfolkrailway.co.uk

This weekend is our Ales by Rails event, where we have a small beer festival at Dereham Station open Friday-  Monday 11a...
24/08/2022

This weekend is our Ales by Rails event, where we have a small beer festival at Dereham Station open Friday- Monday 11am - 11pm (free entry)

Our Heritage trains will run between Dereham and Wymondham Abbey to the orange timetable on Saturday, Sunday & Monday with Class 47 haulage each day. You can also visit the Green Dragons beer Festival at Wymondham which is a short walk from our Abbey station

More information at www.midnorfolkrailway.co.uk

Not all roles on the railway are necessarily about operating trains or customer facing. While we are always looking for ...
23/08/2022

Not all roles on the railway are necessarily about operating trains or customer facing. While we are always looking for operating volunteers, there's lots of other roles too.

From Painting, Decorating, electrical, joinery to name but a few, you can help by becoming a member and volunteering too.

Visit here for more... https://www.midnorfolkrailway.co.uk/volunteering

This week on  we look at . Volunteers do so much on the railway from operate our trains, to refurbish & maintain our tra...
22/08/2022

This week on we look at .

Volunteers do so much on the railway from operate our trains, to refurbish & maintain our trains, infrastructure and buildings supported by a small number of paid staff.

You can find more here
https://www.midnorfolkrailway.co.uk/volunteering

 with a day out by train in the countryside today from Dereham to Wymondham Abbey. ✅ Dereham dep 1030, 1315 & 1545✅ W Ab...
21/08/2022

with a day out by train in the countryside today from Dereham to Wymondham Abbey.
✅ Dereham dep 1030, 1315 & 1545
✅ W Abbey dep 1130, 1415 & 1645
✅ Hop on/off Day Rover
✅ Kids go FREE with adults
✅ Dereham Station Cafe, Museum & Shop open
✅ County School Cafe, Museum and Miniature Railway open
✅ Diesel loco 47580

More information at www.midnorfolkrailway.co.uk

 with a day out by train in the countryside today from Dereham to Wymondham Abbey. ✅ Dereham dep 1030, 1315 & 1530✅ W Ab...
17/08/2022

with a day out by train in the countryside today from Dereham to Wymondham Abbey.
✅ Dereham dep 1030, 1315 & 1530
✅ W Abbey dep 1130, 1415 & 1630
✅ Hop on/off Day Rover
✅ Kids go FREE
✅ Station Cafe, Museum & Shop open at Dereham
✅ Pacer service

Address

Dereham Station, Station Road
East Dereham
NR191DF

Dereham: First Excel bus from Norwich, King's Lynn or Peterborough. Konectbus 4/8 from Norwich. Wymondham Abbey: 15 minute walk from Wymondham mainline station.

Telephone

+441362851723

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Hi mid Norfolk railway, just wanted to say a huge thank you to your driver and guards who returned my 3 year old's extremely enthusiastic wave this evening at the level crossing in Dereham! She is mad about trains and this was absolutely thrilling for her, she's not stopped talking about it 🙂. Can't wait to be able to bring her to visit the station when covid settles down.
OTDIH - A dozen years ago, 20315 + 307 + 069 thrash out of Wymondham Abbey on the MNR at the Autumn gala. With the DRS 20's only having three months of service ahead of them (and were scrapped within five years), and 20069 recently left the MNR allegedly for spares, life in back on the mainline or pres is never a guaranteed future...
hopefully 2021 will see the mid norfolk railway running like a lot of railways and other attractions wait and see hope to pay a visit again sometime in the future, all depends on covid 19 .
Is there any update on track clearance/track upgrade South of CS or plans for new trackwork from NE gates Northwards? Just not able to get up here at the moment.
When will Scotsman tickets be available?
Do kids have to be a certain age to go on the Polar Express?
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Please could someone contact me with regards to polar express status of my account for the 3ed December? It’s currently saying cancelled??!
Hi. I walked Norfolk Trails Hoe via Hoe Rough today. I followed the recommended direction for the route. The railway bridge you cross when passing over the disused railway had two plastic barriers which had been moved to the sides. This was the same on the other side, only then did I realise there was a sign informing of the bridge being unsafe. It appears the fences have been moved to the side making space for people to walk through. There’s a sign when you reach the edge of the field by the road to warn you the bridge is closed, this is after you’ve crossed it. There is no sign before hand warning the path is closed or directing walkers to bypass the bridge or take another route.
This weekend was supposed to have been the second weekend of the 25th Anniversary Celebrations. To compensate lets flashback to the 2019 Steam Event .

I noticed in the news today that there is a bid for government funding to reopen the railway for passenger services between Dereham and Wymondham.

Do you support this, and how would it affect your operation?
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