Henfield railway station
|Area||Horsham, West Sussex|
|Pre-grouping||London, Brighton and South Coast Railway|
Southern Region of British Railways
|16 October 1861 1 July 1861||Opened|
|7 March 1966||Closed|
|Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom|
|Closed railway stations in Britain
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The station closed as a result of the Beeching Axe in 1966 and now forms part of the Downs Link footpath. Nothing remains of the station today other than the name "Station Road". A housing estate named "Beechings" occupies much of the station's site, somewhat ironically given that it was British Rail Chairman Richard Beeching whose report recommended closure of the line.
Henfield Station was used in the Second World War as the loading point for locally grown sugar beet to be transported North to London, and Betley Bridge where the line crossed the River Adur about a mile to the North was a strategic target for German bombers.
|Preceding station||Disused railways||Following station|
|Partridge Green||British Rail