In the days before the motor vehicle became an affordable option we relied much more upon public transport to get about. Before closure in the late nineteen fifties and early sixties the residents of Fakenham had the choice of two railway stations from which to travel. The former rail network linked us with neighbouring towns and villages as well as destinations further afield. Both stations were lost to the town in a little over five years. First to close was the former 'Fakenham West' station in Hempton Road, now occupied by builders' merchants Jewsons. 'Fakenham East' in Norwich Road closed to passengers in October 1964, although the line remained open for freight until January 1980. Following closure, the site of 'Fakenham East' was soon redeveloped as the Fayre Green housing complex.
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