For Bittern Line users traveling between Norwich and Sheringham the last train home is currently 10.45pm during the week, and 8.36pm on a Sunday evening.
For those living in towns and villages like Sheringham, Cromer, West Runton, and North Walsham, this is leaving passengers having to cut short their evenings in Norwich. For those having to catch a connection from London it is cutting trips short in the capital too.
Whether train users are meeting friends in Norwich, catching a gig, or attending a performance at the theatre, passengers are left either clock watching or having to stay in the city if they want to enjoy their night.
After pressure from passengers Greater Anglia said they would look into running later trains in the evening over a year ago. However, a number of excuses from the train firm and National Rail has meant action has yet to be taken one year later. Greater Anglia seem open to passenger feedback, so we are keen to push this with them. The move for a later train – perhaps an hour later than at present – would give an economic boost to nightlife not just in Norwich but for other towns on the line too.
We are calling on the train firms to ensure that no one is left behind at night by providing later evening trains on the Bittern Line. Please sign and share this petition.
Later trains on the Bittern LineRead the petition
|527||Paul Hutchens||Sea Palling|
|526||Claire Murray||Roughton||Iam going to a college reunion tonight in Norwich. The time is from 7pm until midnight, unfortunately I will have to leave just after 10.30pm to make sure I am at the train station for 11pm the last train back to Cromer.|
|525||Wayne Pope||Sheringham||NR26 8NG|
|523||colin flowerday||holt||BRING BACK BRITISH RAIL!!|
|521||Robyn Morley||Felmingham, North Walsham|
|518||Mark Hobbs||Beeston Regis|
|517||linda garrett||westrunton||It would make an evening out in Norwich more enjoyable bt not having to worry how to get home by bus or train.|
|513||Jacob Bestwick||North Walsham|
|511||JEFFREY PICKETT||Cromer||The buses also do not run late making it impossible to have a later night in Norwich or train connection from London|
|510||Terence Wogan||North Walsham|
|509||Teresa Bonshor||West Runton|
|508||Alan Dawson||North Walsham|
|507||Julia Dawson||North Walsham|
|506||Sharon Dawson||North Walsham|
|505||Dean Lee||north walsham|
|504||sandra Smith||North Walsham|
|501||johanna duffill||sheringham||we desparately need a late train if only on friday and saturday evening i would be willing to pay extra for the service|
|500||Albert Schoonderbeek||Cromer||why did you not put the link in the Cromer Times. It was hard to find now.|
|499||Christine Carter||North Walsham||Weekends at least would be most welcome. Lived here for 28 yrs and still waiting. Waiting an hour for sheringham train after travelling from London another issue that has stopped us going by train as adds extra time to journey|
|497||Paul Swann||North Walsham|
|492||Colin Cushion||North Walsham|
|491||Christopher Mason||West Runton|
|489||John Wade||Sheringham||This is long overdue and the train companies need to provide a service for the 21st century. I believe many people require a later train ( later than 10.45pm ) from Norwich to Cromer/ Sheringham.|
|488||Cathy Parsons||North walsham|
|487||Helen Davis||Sheringham||This a much needed service. I am sure later trains would be in high demand.|
|484||irene wilton||north walsham|
|483||Becky Bateman||North Walsham|
|482||Emma Brown||North walsham|
|481||Patrick Sarson||North walsham|
|480||Clive Sellick||Barton Turf|
|478||Andrew Cooper||North Walsham||a definite requirement|