Landslip SHUTS East Grinstead railway line

East Grinstead railway station
Credit: Stephen Craven

It has been confirmed that the railway between Hurst Green and East Grinstead has been shut because of a landslip.

Trains can currently not run between Hurst Green and East Grinstead. This disruption is expected until Monday 2 March.

Passengers at East Grinstead, Dormans and Lingfield, travelling towards London, will need to use the rail replacement bus to connect with a rail service at Oxted.

Passengers at Oxted, Hurst Green, Lingfield and Dormans for East Grinstead will need to get a rail replacement bus.

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Network Rail had previously found a landslip at  Cookspond Viaduct, between East Grinstead and Dormans. They were planning to start work to rectify this in the near future.

However, due to the heavy rain last night, the ground moved faster than expected and has now shut the railway line.

This may affect your journey if you are planning to visit the Bluebell Railway at Half Term as East Grinstead connects to the Bluebell Railway.

Alternatively, passengers can use their ticket at no extra cost on:

    • 400 between East Grinstead and Caterham (for Three Bridges, Crawley, Gatwick Airport, Horley, Salfords, Redhill)
    • 291 between Crawley and Tunbridge Wells (for Three Bridges, East Grinstead, Tunbridge Wells)
    • 281 between Crawley and Lingfield (for Three Bridges, East Grinstead)
    • 270 between East Grinstead and Haywards Heath (for connections with mainline train services)
    • 84 between East Grinstead and Crawley (via Three Bridges)
  • Southdown PSV Buses
    • 236 between Oxted and East Grinstead via Edenbridge Town
    • 410 between Oxted and Redhill
  • Brighton and Hove Buses
    • 28 between Uckfield and Tunbridge Wells
    • 29 between Uckfield and Tunbridge Wells (for Crowborough)
  • Compass Travel 
    • 228 / 229 between Lewes, Uckfield, Crowborough, and Tunbridge Wells
  • Southern and Thameslink trains to/from London
  • Tramlink between East and West Croydon
  • London Underground between London Terminals

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  1. Does Thameslink operate their service to East Grinstead. Perhaps they could introduce the Bedford/Luton/St. Albans City/Cambridge/Cambridge North/Peterborough-East Grinstead service with using mixture of 8-Car and 12-Car Class 700s.


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