Attractions & Facilities
Bure Valley Railway at a Glance
Type: Narrow gauge railway built on standard gauge trackbed.
Gauge: Narrow, 15” (381mm)
Length: 9 miles
Stations: 2 + 3 halts
First opened: 1880
Closed to Passenger traffic - 1952
Closed to Freight traffic - 1982
Re-opened in preservation: 1990
ZB Class 2-6-4T No.9 Mark Timothy in 2009 (photo: Evelyn Simak)
Norfolk’s Longest Narrow Gauge Steam Line
Stretching between Aylsham and Wroxham, the 9 mile Bure Valley Railway is a 15” gauge
line built on the former East Norfolk Railway trackbed in rural Norfolk stopping
at three villages on the way.
The BVR is home to Norfolk's only operational railway tunnel, which carries the line
under the Aylsham Bypass. The only other railway tunnel in Norfolk is Cromer Tunnel,
which is disused.
The Railway is fast becoming one of England's premier narrow gauge railways providing
a service to the enthusiast, traveller and tourist in all seasons of the year.