Extra trains laid on for historic village's festival
PUBLISHED: 13:29 26 July 2019 | UPDATED: 13:51 26 July 2019
More trains than usual will stop in Worstead this weekend to coincide with the historic village's annual festival.
Greater Anglia services on the Bittern Line from Norwich to Sheringham, which goes through Worstead anyway but does not always stop, will be altered to cater the extra passengers.
On Saturday, eight trains will make additional stops at Worstead, and on Sunday an extra 12 trains will call there.
One of the biggest annual events in the region, the festival is a celebration of rural life, farming, and the crafts, produce and heritage of Worstead and North Norfolk.
Alongside stalls, street food and bars, the festival showcases farming and rural attractions including sheep shearing, alpacas, heavy horses, birds of prey and a sheepdog display - as well as the return of the very popular terrier racing. There will be vintage tractors, military vehicles and a host of classic cars.
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James Reeve, Greater Anglia's Area customer service manager, said: "We are very pleased to be supporting the Worstead festival by ensuring all Bittern Line trains stop there this weekend. We hope people enjoy the weekend."
The festival field is approximately a 15-minute walk away from Worstead station. There will also be a tractor and trailer shuttle service from the station to the festival.