EDP Norfolk and Suffolk Tourist Attractions Award Winner
Best Large attraction
The North Norfolk Railway has been recognised for its contribution to the Tourism industry in Norfolk with the awarding of the Norfolk and Suffolk Attractions
Best large Attraction award. The award was announced at the EDP Hoseasons Tourism Awards held at Potters Leisure resort on the 24th November.
The prestigious award comes at a time when the Railway has recently completed a number of projects including the new Tourist Information centre, Shop and Toilets at Sheringham Station. Other projects include the purpose built machine shop and a boiler overhaul facility at the Weybourne Engineering works. The investment in these projects being just under a Million pounds over the past two years. The judges’ comments included a well-deserved mention of the Volunteers who were considered excellent ambassadors for the very friendly attraction which provides a high quality day out for its visitors. The Stations and trains were noted as being presented to a very high standard and the events programme offered variety and a positive impact on Norfolk Tourism.
Trevor Eady, General Manager, attended and accepted the award at the event. He said:
“The Railway was delighted to receive the award which recognises the efforts of all the Railway staff and volunteers. The North Norfolk Railway has over the past few years developed it services and events including this year the first Dining trains operating through to Cromer on the main line. We are very aware that you cannot stand still and that new elements have to be added to ensure continued interest. Changes to the timetable now allow additional trains to be added providing the opportunity to highlight some of the older stock including the vintage train and the Wooden Quad Art Coaches.
The Railway now handles around 166,000 passengers a year with many more visitors just visiting the stations and museum. The Education department hosts visits from around 100 schools a year providing historic experiences for the children.”
The North Norfolk Railway operates heritage Steam and Diesel services between Sheringham and Holt stations via Weybourne in North Norfolk. Passenger numbers have grown year on year to 166,000 in 2015.
For further information contact Trevor Eady General Manager 01263 820800 firstname.lastname@example.org