Groombridge Railway Station - Revival


In 1996 the Spa Valley Railway acquired the trackbed between Tunbridge Wells West and Birchden Jn and, after much hard work, restored a public service from Tunbridge Wells West to Groombridge in August 1997. As the original Groombridge station is now a private residence and the old ticket offices are now offices for a local financial adviser, it was necessary to build a new station on the opposite side of the road bridge with access via the old main station platform which has been extended to the new station. The island platform has been demolished and houses have been built on part of the trackbed requiring the new single track to curve along the trackbed of the old up loop line into the new station.

A joint ticket between the railway and nearby Groombridge Place is available. Canopies have been erected on the station, using the former canopy supports from Gravesend West station. A new signal box is now under construction as part of the extension to Eridge. The signal box has been far updated from the current picture, with the LBSCR signal frame (originally from Birchden Junction signal box) already in place. A new refreshment kiosk has been constructed and is selling local produce, hot and cold drinks and ice creams. The section of line between Groombridge to Eridge re-opened on 25 March 2011.

Preceding station Heritage railways Following station
Eridge Spa Valley Railway High Rocks
Disused railways
Eridge British Rail
Southern Region
High Rocks Halt
British Rail
Southern Region
Withyham British Rail
Southern Region
High Rocks Halt
Ashurst British Rail
Southern Region
High Rocks Halt

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