Kingscote railway station
A carriage set waits at the station
|Area||Mid Sussex, West Sussex|
|Managed by||London, Brighton and South Coast Railway|
|Owned by||Southern Railway
Southern Region of British Railways
|2013||line to East Grinstead reopened|
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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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|East Grinstead||Bluebell Railway||Horsted Keynes|
Line and station open
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Lewes and East Grinstead Railway
Line open, station closed
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