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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TQ9221 : The Marsh Line on the Romney Marshes by N Chadwick
TQ9221 : The Marsh Line by N Chadwick
TQ9220 : Railway Bridge over the River Rother by N Chadwick
TQ9220 : The Sussex Border Path along the Rother goes under the Marsh Line by N Chadwick
TQ9220 : Railway crosses the Rother by N Chadwick
TQ9220 : Looking upstream to the railway bridge by N Chadwick
TQ9120 : Hastings train at Rye Station by N Chadwick
TQ9120 : The Ashford train at Rye Station by N Chadwick
TQ9120 : Station House, Rye Station by N Chadwick
TQ8210 : The Mount PleasantTunnel by N Chadwick
TQ8110 : Queen's Rd Bridge by N Chadwick
TR0138 : Marshlink Line by Oast House Archive
TQ9524 : Crop Field on Kent and East Sussex Border by Oast House Archive
TQ9525 : Train on Mashlink Line by Oast House Archive
TQ9525 : Marshlink Line by Oast House Archive
TQ9525 : Footpath to the level crossing on the Marshlink Line by David Anstiss
TQ9525 : Level Crossing on the Marsh Link by David Anstiss
TQ9832 : Railway bridge over the Royal Military Canal by David Anstiss
TQ9832 : Railway bridge over the Royal Military Canal Path by David Anstiss
TQ9932 : Railway to Appledore by David Anstiss
TQ9932 : Railway to Hamstreet by David Anstiss
TQ9626 : Level Crossing near Beckets Bridge by David Anstiss
TQ9626 : Marshlink Line towards Appledore by David Anstiss
TQ9626 : The Marshlink Line towards Rye by David Anstiss
TQ9627 : The Marshlink Line train by David Anstiss

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

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