2010

TQ8632 : Rolvenden Station

taken 14 years ago, near to Tenterden, Kent, England

This is 1 of 3 images, with title Rolvenden Station in this square
Rolvenden Station
Rolvenden Station
This station is on the Kent and East Sussex Railway, a heritage line running from Tenterden to Bodiam. Seen from Rolvenden Level Crossing.
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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Rother Valley Railway website LinkExternal link


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Category: Railway station
This photo is linked from: Automatic Clusters: · Kent and East Sussex Railway Line [27] · Level Crossing [26] · Bodiam [12] Title Clusters: · Rolvenden Station [3] ·
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TQ8632, 218 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
David Anstiss   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Thursday, 14 January, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 16 February, 2010
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 864 327 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:3.8492N 0:39.5987E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 864 328
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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