NewcastleFalcon wrote: ↑
08 Jun 2022, 17:55
So an early strike for Sussex from me, just down from Lewes
Newhaven to Dieppe was my ferry of choice for kicking off an inter-rail holiday around Europe in 1981, and later for our first family motoring holiday to France in a MkII Fiesta. Didn't stray too far stayed in Normandy.
Newhaven was originally blessed with 3 railway stations - Town, Harbour, and Marine. Marine ended up being a bit of an anomaly....
"Newhaven Marine railway station was a station in Newhaven, East Sussex, England near Newhaven Harbour. It remained legally open until 22 October 2020, but was closed to passengers in August 2006 due to safety concerns. The station was a site of fascination due to the operation of "Parliamentary train" services to the station that appeared in timetables but were inaccessible to the public, and which nonetheless called at the station once a day in order to fulfil the legal obligations of an 'open' station. Any passengers wishing to avail themselves of the timetabled service were able to receive a free taxi service from Newhaven Marine to Newhaven Harbour on request, although the walking distance between the two stations is about 2 minutes
Since August 2006, one daily parliamentary service called at the station, which was formed with empty stock movements barred from passenger use. However, this service was suspended in early 2019 due to resignalling works.
On 15 January 2020, the Department for Transport (DfT) opened a formal public consultation to close the station. The consultation closed at 11:45 on 19 April 2020. The consultation attracted 27 responses with only 4 opposing the decision to close the station. Two of these opposed the closure on the basis that it may negatively impact local rail services; the other two raised concerns over the closure of any railway station. With very little opposition to closure, the DfT announced their proposal to close the station on 24 June 2020. The DfT's decision was submitted to the Office of Rail & Road for ratification, and after the Office of Rail & Road approved the DfT's decision, the station was closed on 22 October 2020."
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newhaven_ ... ay_station
Newhaven Marine Station - January 2014.
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