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Bluebell Railway reaches East Grinstead

On Saturday 23rd March 2013 the Bluebell Railway plans to run the first passenger trains in and out of East Grinstead Station since 1958.

The Bluebell Railway’s station is adjacent to the Southern Railway station and is linked to it by a footpath enabling passengers to walk the short distance between the two stations.

The connection with East Grinstead is the culmination of a 39 year project which has entailed removing a considerable
amount of waste from the former municipal tip, placed in the Imberhorne cutting, just south of East Grinstead in the 1960s immediately after the line was originally closed by British Rail. A special train service will run throughout the day at 45 minute intervals. The first train from East Grinstead will depart at 09:45 and will be formed of 1920s Southern Railway carriages hauled by the E4 Class Locomotive number B473.

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