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East Grinstead (Low Level) (excl.) - Horsted Keynes (excl.); Horsted Keynes Jct. - Culver Jct.

Date Closed to Passenger Services

17 Mar 1958

Mileage Closed

17m 7c*

Stations Closed

Kingscote (30/05/1955); West Hoathly; Sheffield Park; Newick & Chailey; Barcombe (30/05/1955)

Services Operated

London Victoria/London Bridge/Oxted/East Grinstead - Brighton (pre 30/05/1955)

East Grinstead - Brighton (07/08/1956 - 17/03/1958)

 

Timetable Reference

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

Map

RCH SE 1924

Further Notes

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.