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Hellingly railway station

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Place  Hellingly
Grid reference  TQ584120
Platforms in use  1
Area  Wealden
5 April 1880  Station opened
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Pre-grouping  London, Brighton and South Coast Railway
Post-grouping  Southern Railway Southern Region of British Railways
Similar  Dousland railway station, Fowey railway station, Hellifield railway station, Fittleworth railway station, Pateley Bridge railway st

Hellingly was a railway station on the now closed Eridge to Polegate line (the Cuckoo Line) in East Sussex. It served the village of Hellingly. It was built by the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway.

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Hellingly Hospital Railway

There was also a separate platform for passengers visiting Hellingly Hospital by tram, until 1933, the passenger service via Tramcar being discontinued from 1931. The line, known as the Hellingly Hospital Railway continued in use for transporting coal wagons from Hellingly Station for use at the Hospital until 1959.

Film

The station featured in the 1964 film Smokescreen. The two investigators visited the station and met the station master, who said that the whole line would be closed the following year. There are some excellent shots along the platform towards the road bridge. Also clearly visible is one of the 3-car stop marks put in on this line for the Class 207 'Oxted' diesel units.

Closure

The line was closed under the Beeching Axe in 1965 for passenger trains and completely in 1968. The station building survives today as a private residence, complete with canopy. The "Cuckoo Trail" public footpath and cycleway now runs along the trackbed.

References

Hellingly railway station Wikipedia


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