Notes: Yarmouth's South Town station was originally the terminus
of the East Suffolk Railway and had a direct service from London
Liverpool Street via Ipswich and Beccles. This line was once the
major through route between Great Yarmouth and London, having
a regular express passenger service as well as carrying heavy
freight traffic. The direct service was curtailed on November
2nd 1959 when the section of line between Yarmouth and Haddiscoe
was closed and subsequently some of the trains were diverted via
Lowestoft via Gorleston.
The line from South Town to Lowestoft was run by the Norfolk
& Suffolk Joint Railway Committee, a shared operation with
the Midland & Great Northern Joint Railway. It served the
stations of Gorleston North, Gorleston-on-Sea, Gorleston Links
Halt, Hopton, Corton, Lowestoft North and terminated at Lowestoft
Central. When the London trains were re-routed to Yarmouth Vauxhall
in 1962 the line was downgraded and subsequently closed completely
to goods on July 3rd 1967 (except for Lowestoft North which shut
on 6th November 1967) and to passengers on May 4th 1970.
Although the town is today known as Great Yarmouth the railways
have rarely included 'Great' in the name until recently.
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