The Marshlink Line :: Shared Description

This line runs between Hastings and Ashford.The South Eastern Railway built the line, it opened on 13 February 1851. Recommended for closure by Dr. Beeching in 1963, the route has survived various attempts to axe services completely, and stations remained unmodernised and gas-lit well into the 1970s. Services for certain stations on the line have now been reduced to an absolute minimum.
The line was single tracked between Appledore and Ore 1 October 1979, leaving a passing loop at Rye. Several stations have staggered platforms: passengers cross the line from the end of one platform to the end of the other, thus avoiding a footbridge.
The line is not electrified, with the exception of Hastings to Ore. This small section was electrified to provide for carriage sidings (there was no space at Hastings) as part of the "East Coastway" electrification of July 1935.
The line has an active rail users group called "The Marsh Link Action Group". Website LinkExternal link
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by N Chadwick
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TQ9220 : The Sussex Border Path along the Rother goes under the Marsh Line by N Chadwick
TQ9628 : The Marshlink Railway and train by David Anstiss
TQ9120 : Rye Station by N Chadwick
TQ9220 : The Marshlink train over the River Rother by David Anstiss
TQ9120 : Station House, Rye Station by N Chadwick
TQ9120 : Rye Station Platforms by N Chadwick
TQ9220 : Marshlink bridge over the River Rother by N Chadwick
TQ8316 : The Marshlink Line looking north by N Chadwick
TQ9220 : Marshlink line towards Appledore by David Anstiss
TQ9220 : Marshlink bridge over the River Rother by N Chadwick
TQ8817 : Marshlink Line in the Brede Valley by N Chadwick
TQ8417 : Train on the Marshlink Line by N Chadwick
TQ9120 : Marshlink Line entering Rye by N Chadwick
TQ9220 : Railway crosses the Rother by N Chadwick
TQ9119 : Train on the Marshlink Line by N Chadwick
TQ9220 : Looking upstream to the railway bridge by N Chadwick
TQ8817 : Warning signs, Level crossing in the Brede Valley by N Chadwick
TQ9120 : Marshlink line from Rye Station by Paul Gillett
TQ9932 : Warehorne Level Crossing by Julian P Guffogg
TQ9830 : The Marsh Link Line by N Chadwick
TQ9322 : Marshlink line towards Appledore by David Anstiss
TR0033 : Marsh Link Line, Hamstreet by N Chadwick
TQ9832 : Railway bridge over the Royal Military Canal by David Anstiss
TQ9221 : Marshlink line by N Chadwick
TQ9220 : Marshlink Line by N Chadwick

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Created: Mon, 15 Mar 2010, Updated: Fri, 14 May 2010

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