Hellingly railway station

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Hellingly
Hellingly railway station in 2008.jpg
Location
Place Hellingly
Area Wealden
Grid reference TQ584120
Operations
Pre-grouping London, Brighton and South Coast Railway
Post-grouping Southern Railway
Southern Region of British Railways
Platforms 1
History
1 September 1880 Station opened
14 June 1965 Station closed to passengers
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
A B C D–F G H–J K–L M–O P–R S T–V W–Z
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Hellingly was a railway station on the now closed Eridge to Polegate line (the Cuckoo Line) in East Sussex. It served the village of Hellingly. It was built by the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway.

Hellingly Hospital Railway[edit]

There was also a separate platform for passengers visiting Hellingly Hospital by tram, until 1933, the passenger service via Tramcar being discontinued from 1931. The line, known as the Hellingly Hospital Railway continued in use for transporting coal wagons from Hellingly Station for use at the Hospital until 1959.

Film[edit]

The station featured in the 1964 film Smokescreen. The two investigators visited the station and met the station master, who said that the whole line would be closed the following year. There are some excellent shots along the platform towards the road bridge.[citation needed]

Closure[edit]

The line was closed under the Beeching Axe in 1965 for passenger trains and completely in 1968. The station building survives today as a private residence, complete with canopy. The "Cuckoo Trail" public footpath and cycleway now runs along the trackbed.

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Horam
Line and station closed
  British Rail
Southern Region

Cuckoo Line
  Hailsham
Line and station closed

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Coordinates: 50°53′10″N 0°15′05″E / 50.8860°N 0.2514°E / 50.8860; 0.2514