High Rocks railway station

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High Rocks
High Rocks Halt.jpg
Location
Place High Rocks
Area Wealden, East Sussex
Grid reference TQ559383
Operations
Managed by London, Brighton and South Coast Railway
Owned by Southern Railway
Southern Region of British Railways
Spa Valley Railway
Platforms 1 (original halt had 2)
History
1 June 1907 [1] Station opened
16 October 1939 Station closed
15 June 1942 Station reopened
5 May 1952 [1] Station closed
10 August 1985 [1] Line closed
August 1997 Line reopened between Tunbridge Wells West and Groombridge
August 1998 New station on different site opened by Spa Valley Railway
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The original High Rocks halt

High Rocks railway station is a station on the Spa Valley Railway in High Rocks, East Sussex, England.

The original High Rocks Halt opened on 1 June 1907, as part of a London, Brighton and South Coast Railway scheme to boost traffic on its lines.[1] It finally closed on 5 May 1952 due to low traffic (it had been closed from 16 October 1939 to 15 June 1942 as a wartime economy measure). The rest of the line soldiered on with ever decreasing services, to be finally closed to all traffic on 10 August 1985.[1] The line through the station site was re-opened by the "Spa Valley Railway" in 1997. The new High Rocks station opening in August 1998 has been built about 100 yards west of the original halt closed in 1952.[1][2]

Preceding station Heritage Railways  Heritage railways Following station
Groombridge   Spa Valley Railway   Tunbridge Wells West
Disused railways
Groombridge   British Rail
Southern Region

Wealden Line
  Tunbridge Wells West
Groombridge   British Rail
Southern Region

Cuckoo Line
  Tunbridge Wells West
Groombridge   British Rail
Southern Region

Three Bridges to Tunbridge Wells Central Line
  Tunbridge Wells West

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f High Rocks railway station on Subterranea Britannica
  2. ^ "The Steam Railway". The High Rocks. Retrieved 8 January 2011. 

Coordinates: 51°07′22″N 0°13′35″E / 51.12278°N 0.22632°E / 51.12278; 0.22632