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. 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. 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.