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Used Abellio Greater Anglia to travel from Cambridge to London Liverpool Street. The train was on... read more

Reviewed June 2, 2016
bunkerman
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Ely, United Kingdom
Scenic branch line

As a family we have traveled all Norfolk's heritage lines, but the Bittern Line is a great... read more

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 17, 2018

I travelled on the Bittern Line between Sheringham and Hoveton & Wroxham. It cost me only £6.60 for a return and tickets could be purchased by card only at Sheringham station.

PLEASE NOTE! The ticket machine DOES NOT take cash payments. However, you can buy tickets on the train from the guard.

Travelling from Sheringham to Cromer you get glimpses of the sea and there are is still plenty of lovely scenery as you travel along. At Cromer the train reverses and you head inland and the scenery is more rural. That does not mean it is any less pleasant. Lots of trees and fields to enjoy and some of the stations have been sponsored and are well maintained.

During the day it is an hourly service between Norwich and Sheringham but some of the smaller stations only have a two hourly service so if you are getting on board check before you travel.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank therichastill
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Reviewed August 30, 2017

I've used this line frequently between Wroxham and Sheringham and have always been impressed by the friendly, helpful staff collecting fares - they always make a point of finding the cheapest possible fares and it's always been cheaper buying fares on the train than using a pre-booking on 'Trainline'.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Anita G
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Reviewed September 21, 2016 via mobile

The Bittern Line is described as 'one of the 60 most picturesque lines' in the world. Well it's not. Yes there are short glimpses of the broads and sea but the rest of the journey is just fields. It's destinations, from Norwich, of Wroxham, for the Bure Valley Line, and the seaside towns of Cromer and Sherringham are very nice and worth a visit but the train ride is just like many other rural train lines in Britain. The heritage line from Sherringham to Holt is the best part.
We found the staff very helpful and would still recommend taking the train to the seaside.

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank Autocruise
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Reviewed September 1, 2016

we use this service regularly in the summer months especially we go from our home village to the coast at cromer or sheringham have a nice meal walk on the seafront and back on the 10.15pm train a lovely evening out

Date of experience: August 2016
3  Thank manxie784261
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Reviewed August 14, 2016

Went to Norwich for the day. Train that left Liverpool Street was old and despite paying for a first class seat, there was no wifi. Train arrived over 20 minutes late, which meant those going to Greater Yarmouth missed their connection and had to wait almost an hour for the next train. Afternoon train was more modern and had wifi but again 20 minutes late arriving at Liverpool Street. This seems to be the norm and something that needs to be factored in if you are travelling with them, particularly if you need to connect to another train along the way.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Ozjamboree
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