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Thetford station lies just to the north of the town centre and the River Little Ouse. Trains run through here on the Breckland Line between Cambridge and Norwich and the long-distance line between Liverpool Lime Street and Norwich. Eastbound there are usually two trains an hour to Norwich, and westbound there's one per hour to Cambridge and another to Liverpool Lime Street (via Nottingham, Sheffield and Manchester), both stopping at Ely, where you can catch services to Stansted Airport and London stations. The original flint building at Thetford station opened in 1845, with the red-brick extension added later in 1889 - look up as you enter and you'll see the date engraved above the door. These days a lot of visitors come to the area to enjoy nearby Thetford Forest, a huge expanse of pine forest with walking, cycling and sculpture trails plus several important archaeological sites. Thetford station is also the nearest station for Center Parcs Elveden Forest.

Station details & facilities

You'll find the main entrance and ticket office off Canterbury Way with a car park, taxi rank and cycle lockers outside. There is also cycle storage on both platforms. Straight through the ticket office, you'll find platform 2 for trains towards Norwich, and there's also a ticket machine. Platform 1 is for trains towards Cambridge and Liverpool Lime Street. Access between platforms is via stairs and a footbridge. Step-free access to platform 1 is via Station Lane.

Departures and arrivals from Thetford

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Thetford station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to NorwichEast Midlands Railway13:511Late
to NorwichGreater Anglia14:00On time
to NorwichGreater Anglia14:01On time
to NorwichEast Midlands Railway14:222On time
to NorwichEast Midlands Railway14:381On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Liverpool Lime StreetEast Midlands Railway13:501Late
from Liverpool Lime StreetGreater Anglia13:59On time
from Liverpool Lime StreetGreater Anglia14:00On time
from Liverpool Lime StreetEast Midlands Railway14:212On time
from Liverpool Lime StreetEast Midlands Railway14:381On time
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