Hire the Line

66105 on a freight train at Dereham. 26th September 2008. Photo: Barney Stratford

The Mid-Norfolk Railway is available to hire to our Industry partners as well as to Groups, Charters, Filming and for Driver Experience. The Mid-Norfolk Railway is keen to develop links with the Rail Industry and offers a number of opportunities in the East of England area.

The Mid-Norfolk Railway runs for 16 miles through the quiet Norfolk countryside. There are currently 13 miles of operational track with another 3 miles to be reinstated. The main base of operations is at Dereham Station just off the main A47 cross-country road. At the other end of the line is Wymondham where we have our main line connection with the Ely-Norwich line.

The Mid-Norfolk Railway has served a number of customers but presently has several major rail industry companies which use the line for a variety of testing, training and maintenance purposes, these include, DRS, Network Rail, DB Schenker, Abellio Greater Anglia, Balfour Beaty, RMS Locotec, Office of Rail Regulation & TXM Plant Ltd.Belmond Royal Scotsman

We also provide overnight stabling facilities for Special trains such as the Belmond Royal Scotsman or we can make a great destination for charter trains. Full water tanking and servicing facilities are available, although at this time we are unable to empty CET tanks.

The Railway would be keen to help develop Freight flows from the Dereham area by Rail, and has experience in operating freight services for DB Schenker with MOD traffic to Swanton Morley Barracks. For more information on how the Mid-Norfolk Railway can help your business, contact us at industry@mnr.org.uk