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20th July 2018 - Press Release: The Mid-Norfolk Railway – First and Foremost, A Heritage Railway

The old railway track between County School and Wymondham Abbey was saved by the Mid-Norfolk Railway in the mid-1990s with much appreciated financial assistance from Breckland and South Norfolk District Councils. Since then, the MNR has become a very successful volunteer organisation and a major visitor attraction in mid-Norfolk. We have also developed commercial agreements with organisations such as Abellio Greater Anglia, DRS and the Ministry of Defence amongst others for use of our facilities.

With the proposed new township of 8,000 new homes near North Elmham, Broom Green and Billingford, the MNR has had exploratory talks with property developer Lanpro concerning the potential role of the Railway in providing commuter services along our line should this plan ever come to fruition.

While the MNR is always prepared to consider new commercial ventures to help us both maintain and develop our facilities, we are concerned that Lanpro have carried out no feasibility studies into this project to our knowledge and we must also make it clear that we have not entered into any formal agreement with Lanpro nor have any intention of doing so in the foreseeable future. Our primary concern is to preserve our status as a Heritage Railway and, until all the implications concerning the future of the MNR if this new township goes ahead are made clear, which Lanpro have so far failed to do, we are in no position to either support or oppose these proposals.

The Mid-Norfolk Railway would like to stress, therefore, that we have no formal relationship with Lanpro, trading here as “Norfolk Railway Village Ltd” and, in particular, have no involvement, control or input into the plans for the new township which have still to be approved by the planning department of Breckland Council.

We trust that our position is now clear when future press releases concerning these plans are made public.

2018 Special Events

21st July Evening Jazz Train
22nd July
22nd July
47367 Diesel Loco Running Day
Classic Car Day & Dereham Carnival and the Afternoon Cream Tea Train
26th July Afternoon Cream Tea Train
28th July Murder Mystery Train - Phoenix's Revenge
29th July Afternoon Cream Tea Train
1st August Biker's Night
2nd August Afternoon Cream Tea Train
4th, 5th August Railway At War - 1940s Weekend
8th August Evening Breckland Fryer - Fish 'n' Chip Train
9th August Afternoon Cream Tea Train
11th August Afternoon High Tea Train and the Evening Folk Train
12th August Afternoon Cream Tea Train
16th August Afternoon Cream Tea Train
19th August Steam & Diesel Loco Day with the Afternoon Cream Tea Train
23th August Afternoon Cream Tea Train
24th, 25th, 26th, 27th August Ales by Rails - Beer festival & steam weekend
30th August Afternoon Cream Tea Train
1st September Breckland Fryer - Fish 'n' Chip Train
2nd September Afternoon Cream Tea Train
5th September Biker's Night
8th, 9th September 50th Anniversary of the Dereham-King's Lynn Closure
8th September Afternoon High Tea Train and the Evening Jazz Train
9th September Wymondham Vintage Day and the Afternoon Cream Tea Train
15th September Afternoon High Tea Train 
16th September Afternoon Cream Tea Train
28th, 29th, 30th September Autumn Diesel Gala
12th & 13th October The Gin Train & Prosecco Express (hosted by Rail Road Events)
14th October Classic Vehicles
19th, 20th, 21st October The Gin Train (hosted by Rail Road Events)
20th-31st October To Be Confirmed
23rd November-30th December The Polar Express™ Train Ride

We will do our best to operate services as planned but we reserve the right to alter or withdraw any services without prior warning. All visiting locomotives are subject to availability and may be altered without notice. 

Mid-Norfolk Railway