Trains into this Norfolk town ease along the banks of the River Yare. It’s pleasant way to arrive at this scenic seaside resort, whose 15-mile stretch of sandy beach and east-coast sunshine draw vast numbers of visitors during the holiday season, resulting in the added service of 24 passenger trains every Saturday throughout summer. The station itself was formerly known as Yarmouth Vauxhall and opened by the Yarmouth and Norwich Railway in 1844. It was rebuilt in 1960 after extensive damage in WW2. Not far from the real Great Yarmouth station is Merrivale Model Village, perfect if you prefer your railways dinky. One of Great Yarmouth's most-loved family attractions, the miniature railways boasts 350 metres of track and 28 different locomotives, novelty vehicles and associated rolling stock offering perhaps the easiest afternoon of train-spotting available on Earth. Also on the Golden Mile is the Sea Life Centre, a tropical pool, and the Pleasure Beach as well as various tearooms with majestic seaside views.
|Weekdays||06:50 - 17:10|
|Saturday||06:50 - 17:10|
|Sunday||08:00 - 16:00|
|Staffing level||Part time|
|Telephone types||Coins only|
|Station Buffet notes|
Located outside the station
|Bureau de Change||Unavailable|
|Tourist Information Office||Unavailable|
|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||35|
|Cycle storage spaces||56|
|Sheltered cycle storage||Available|
|Cycle storage CCTV||Available|
|Cycle storage notes|
on concourse, and by night entrance
|Cycle storage notes||<p><span style="font-family: ;" data-sheets-rawvalue="3 lockers and 26 sheffield stand spaces and 27 other spaces">2ÿlockers,ÿ9 sheffield stand spaces </span></p>|
|Step-free access||Whole station|
|Step-free access notes|
|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.
Accessible taxis are usually available on the taxi rank at the front of the station.
Great Yarmouth has four platforms, and all four can be accessed step-free. There are two entrances, one through the car park leading into the concourse and the other a few yards away with direct access to all four platforms. The large concourse has numerous benches, a cycle rack, ticket desk, baby-changing facilities and toilets. Permit parking is available for the front of the station.