New tenant will be sought for Downham Market Station Café

Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) has said in a meeting with South West Norfolk MP Elizabeth Truss that an independent local person is being sought for the tenancy of the Downham Market Station café. The award winning Railway Arms and café closed unexpectedly at the end of October 2016. In a meeting earlier this month with Elizabeth, local councillors and the Fenland Users Association, GTR expressed disappointment that the Railway Arms and cafe had closed but gave a commitment to make a deal that will benefit everyone.


Elizabeth commented ‘GTR recognise that the Railway Arms and café were very unique so I am pleased that they want to secure an independent local person to take on the new tenancy. Repair works need to take place on the building so any new facility will probably not be operational for at least six months. However I am keen to see this progressed as quickly as possible and will continue to work with GTR and local councillors in moving the project forward. In the mean time I would like to see the waiting room reopened and GTR are looking at how this can be accessed by passengers. The Railway Arms and café proved to be a fantastic asset to the station and town, welcoming visitors and local residents, so it is important that the special character is maintained whilst also offering an excellent opportunity for a new business venture.’


If you are interested in the tenancy of the Downham Market Station café - please contact or


Union House,

1 82 - 194 Union Street,