Poet John Betjeman declared to Harold Wilson's wife that it would be 'bliss' to travel with the Prime Minister to Diss by train. Travellers may not be guaranteed such auspicious company, but they are guaranteed a tremendous train journey into this buoyant and charming market town. Since Diss was first granted a charter in 1185, the town's main draw has been its market. It is still held every Friday, located next to the elegant Dolphin House, a Grade II-listed timber framed building dating back to 1520. There are 16th century buildings scattered throughout the town, most notably the Corn Hall, now a popular entertainment venue. But perhaps Diss's most striking feature of all is Diss Mere, a wildlife-rich six-acre lake right in the centre of town. You'll find it about a mile west of the station. The station itself dates back to 1847, and retains its character despite a 2013 facelift that added a waiting room and extra toilets.
This year, Latitude Festival takes place in Henham Park (near Southwold) from Thursday 18th to Sunday 21st July. Diss is the nearest station to the event, and the 2019 headliners for this famous four-day festival include George Ezra, Lana Del Ray and Stereophonics.
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|Weekdays||06:05 - 19:25|
|Saturday||07:15 - 15:20|
|Sunday||09:00 - 18:25|
|Staffing level||Part time|
|Telephone types||Coins only|
|Station Buffet notes|
Coffee shop (0600-1400, Monday-Friday, 0800-1400 Saturday)
|Bureau de Change||Unavailable|
|Tourist Information Office||Unavailable|
|Toilets notes||On platform 1|
|Staff Help notes|
Please note that assistance is only available during the station staffed hours (see above), unless pre-booked.
|Customer Service notes|
The hours shown are for the Customer Relations team on 0345 600 7245 (option 8).
Closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
|Customer help points||Available|
|Weekdays||Open 24 hours|
|Saturday||Open 24 hours|
|Sunday||Open 24 hours|
|Carpark name||Station Car Park|
|Carpark operator||National Car Parks Ltd|
|Car parking spaces||326|
|Cycle storage spaces||36|
|Sheltered cycle storage||Available|
|Cycle storage CCTV||Available|
|Cycle storage notes|
On platform and on forecourt
|Step-free access||Part of station|
|Step-free access notes|
There is step free access to each platform.
Note that there is a stepped footbridge between the platforms. There is a barrow crossing across the track which can only be used with staff assistance.
|Ramps for train access||Available|
|Accessible ticket machines||Available|
|Accessible Booking Office counter||Available|
|Accessible taxis notes|
Details of nearest taxis are shown on station information poster
Diss station's main entrance is off Station Road, and leads into the ticket office and onto platform 1 (towards London). Toilets, a cafe and a help point are on the left as you enter the platform, and a ramp on Station Road provides step-free access. Platform 2 (towards Norwich) is accessible via a footbridge or two entrances in the Gilray Road car park, one of which is ramped. There is a ticket machine on platform 2.