TQ7323 : Northbridge Street Station, Robertsbridge, East Sussex

taken 11 years ago, near to Robertsbridge, East Sussex, Great Britain

Northbridge Street Station, Robertsbridge, East Sussex
Northbridge Street Station, Robertsbridge, East Sussex
This is the site of the disused Northbridge Street station. The sign optimistically awaits an opening date for the missing link of railway between Bodiam and Robertsbridge of the Rother Valley Railway. The line originally ran from Headcorn to Robertsbridge until it closed in the 1961 after the decline of the hop industry. It was reopened as a tourist railway in 1974. It currently runs 10.5 miles from Tenterden to Bodiam.
Kent and East Sussex Railway
Kent and East Sussex Railway is a heritage railway running between Tenterden in Kent and Bodiam in East Sussex.

The Headcorn to Robertsbridge line was closed in 1954.

In 1974, sections of the railway were reopened from Tenterden to Rolvenden Station, and has subsequently been extended to Bodiam. It is now is a successful tourist attraction.

There have been plans for many years by volunteers for The Rother Valley Railway to link Bodiam back up to Robertsbridge, which would link the line back to the main railway network. It was due to be completed in 2010 but has been delayed. A 3.5km length of track needs to be relaid from Junction Road to Robertsbridge, and crossings of two busy roads, including the A21.

The route between Tenterden to Headcorn station is still visible but has been built on in places, so any reinstatement is now impossible.

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Date Taken
Friday, 2 May, 2008   (more nearby)
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Friday, 2 May, 2008
Geographical Context
Railways 
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Railway Station 
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Railway station   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 7373 2397 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:59.3348N 0:28.4389E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 7380 2398
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