East Grinstead (Low Level) (excl.) - Horsted Keynes (excl.); Horsted Keynes Jct. - Culver Jct.
Date Closed to Passenger Services
17 Mar 1958
London Victoria/London Bridge/Oxted/East Grinstead - Brighton (pre 30/05/1955)
East Grinstead - Brighton (07/08/1956 - 17/03/1958)
B1460 2 May - 12 Jun 1955 p282; B1491 7 Apr - 4 May 1958 S24
Cobb Atlas Reference
64 37 29 - 86 38 38; 86 37 29 - 42 14
RCH SE 1924
CL 30/05/1955 - prematurely due to ASLEF strike, originally scheduled for 13/06/1955. Deemed illegal. RO 07/08/1956 - RHRGB Vol. 2 Southern England D&C 1982 p98.
The demise of this line proved to be an important milestone in the history of railway closures in the UK. For a fascinating and detailed account of the events surrounding the closing of the "Bluebell Line", see Last Trains, C. Loft, Biteback Pub 2013.
*RCH SE 1924.
East Grinstead (Low Level) (excl.) - Horsted Keynes (excl.) 6m 26c
Horsted Keynes Jct. - Culver Jct. 10m 61c
Sheffield Park - East Grinstead RO progressively from 07/08/1960 to 23/03/2013 as preserved tourist railway.