Kingscote railway station

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Kingscote
Kingscote Railway Station waiting carriage.JPG
A carriage set waits at the station
Location
Place Turners Hill
Area Mid Sussex, West Sussex
Grid reference TQ366356
Operations
Managed by London, Brighton and South Coast Railway
Owned by Southern Railway
Southern Region of British Railways
Bluebell Railway
Platforms 2
History
1882 Station opened
1955 Station closed
1994 Line reopened
2013 line to East Grinstead reopened
Stations on heritage railways in the United Kingdom
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Kingscote railway station is a railway station on the Bluebell Railway. It was the northern terminus, prior to completion of the extension to East Grinstead. There is a small goods yard in which it is planned (under Bluebell's Long Term Plan) to recreate an authentic working 1950s country goods yard complete with Yard Crane, Cattle Pens and Coal Staithes.

The station has two operable platforms. During the winter most trains use Platform 1 whilst during the summer season Platform 2 is used more because it has access to the picnic area and refreshment stand.

The station was closed by British Railways on 29 May 1955 however when the line reopened in August 1956 when its closure was ruled illegal this station did not (along with Barcombe) . It was not mentioned in the original Act of Parliament so BR had no obligation to stop trains there. The line was again closed to regular passenger services in March 1958 but remained open for occasional use until 1963. The track was lifted about 1965 and the station site was sold privately. It was acquired by the Bluebell Railway in the 1980s when restoration work started. The Bluebell completed the extension from West Hoathly in 1994 when the station was reopened after restoration. The section of the line from Kingscote to East Grinstead was re-opened in 2013.

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Preceding station Heritage Railways  Heritage railways Following station
East Grinstead   Bluebell Railway   Horsted Keynes
Historical railways
East Grinstead
Line and station open
  London, Brighton and South Coast Railway
Lewes and East Grinstead Railway
  West Hoathly
Line open, station closed

Coordinates: 51°06′11″N 0°02′55″W / 51.1031°N 0.0486°W / 51.1031; -0.0486