The Mid-Norfolk Railway has begun the work to refurbish the Kimberley Park Station level crossing on the B1108.
The work at Kimberley will mean that from the 11 May to the 17 May the B1108 at Kimberley Park Station will be closed to all traffic to allow for the crossing to be replaced and a new road surface laid. The work will be taking place following consultation and permission from Norfolk County Council. During the work diversions will be signposted.
“On behalf of the railway, I would like to apologise for any disruption this essential refurbishment of our level crossing will cause. I can however also say that once the work is completed the residents of the area and all road users will have a new modern level level crossing that will be to the highest railway standards." "Once this work is complete and with the refurbishment of the Yaxham Road crossing in Dereham, last year, the two crossings on major roads that are the responsibility of the railway will now have been renewed and should not therefore require any further work for many years to come.” Charlie Robinson, Chairman Mid-Norfolk Railway Preservation Trust
In addition to the refurbishment of the level crossing, the railway will also take the opportunity to renew the track from just south of Kimberley Park station to the point where new track was laid in 2019 at the foot of Danemoor Bank. This work is part of the long planned gradual refurbishment of the entire running line from Wymondham to Dereham that is ongoing.
The work has is being partly funded by public donations. The appeal is still open and donations can be made online via the MNR website or directly by bank transfer to MNRPT at NatWest Bank, Sortcode: 60-07-47, Account Number: 52109003 using the reference ‘Kimberley Appeal’ or by cheque made payable to MNRPT to: Mid-Norfolk Railway Kimberley Appeal, The Railway Station, Station Road, Dereham, NR19 1DF.
Those who donate over £200 will receive a complimentary pair of tickets for a standard operating day. The tickets will allow the donor to book a travel day of their choice.