The line closed completely on 26 June 1971. Sources: Sussex Railways Remembered by Leslie Oppitz Kemp Town railway station, sometimes referred to as Kemptown railway station, was a terminus station in Kemptown, Brighton (now part of the city of Brighton and Hove), East Sussex, England, on a (now closed) branch line which terminated at Kemp Town station.This line branched off the East Coastway Line a short distance from the Ditchling Road tunnel, between London Road and Moulsecoomb stations. Kemp Town was the terminus of a mile-long branch line which diverged from the Brighton to Lewes line. Kemp Town Station stood in the former Coalbrook Road and opened in 1869 with four sidings and one platform. Please consider supporting our journalism by turning it off. The above picture shows Lewes Road Station with Hanover and Brighton General in the background. Kemp Town railway station, sometimes referred to as Kemptown railway station, was a terminus station in Kemptown, Brighton (now part of the city of Brighton and Hove), East Sussex, England, on a (now closed) branch line which terminated at Kemp Town station.This line branched off the East Coastway Line a short distance from the Ditchling Road tunnel, between London Road and Moulsecoomb stations. The first turf was cut by the mayor, Henry Martin, on 17 February 1866, and the line opened on 2 August 1869. A nice picture but please remember this is a modern postcard size (6in x 4in) digital print produced on 260 gram glossy photo card and not an actual postcard. You also have the option to opt-out of these cookies. Kemp Town railway station; Usage on www.wikidata.org Q6387029; Metadata. In september. of an island platform and a second platform with the main buildings; Kemptown gained a railway station in 1869. Merstone Station. A photograph of the London Brighton & South Coast Railway station at Kemp Town. Although I was only 14 at the time I had freedom to do pretty much what I wanted so I joined one of the last trains, which were formed by unit 1205 running a shuttle between Brighton station and Kemp Town. the station was. A nice picture but please remember this is a modern postcard size (6in x 4in) digital print produced on 260 gram glossy photo card and not an actual postcard. Brighton has 1,038 members. Bonchurch Street cutting in around 1973. Home Science Math History Literature Technology Health Law Business All Topics Random. A nice picture but please remember this is a modern postcard size (6in x 4in) digital print produced on 260 gram glossy photo card and not an actual postcard. Middleton Press 1985 ISBN 0 906520 16 9. It was expensive to construct, requiring a tunnel and a large viaduct. A group to gather photos and share information about Brighton's Kemp Town Railway which ran from 1869 up until 1971. Many thanks. It ran from Brighton Station to what is now the Freshfield Road industrial estate. William Clarke Park (known locally as the Patch) is situated on the site of Hartington Halt, a former railway cutting on the Kemp Town line that was land filled during the 1970s. HELP US TO DO MORE OF IT BY DONATING HERE. Myself ... Goods train crash in 1963. Brighton it remained relatively busy for many years, finally closing A narrow diesel multiple unit ran a number of farewell trips during the day. Kemp Town branch line was a railway line running from Brighton to Kemptown in the UK that operated between 1869 and 1971. 7) Lewes Road viaduct was demolished between 1976 and 1983. In 1906 Hartington Road Halt opened. Very good condition. 1932/1971 Kemp Town railway station. Sainsbury’s now occupies part of its route. LIKE WHAT WE DO? A group to gather photos and share information about Brighton's Kemp Town Railway which ran from 1869 up until 1971. or on a viaduct or embankment. Chatham & Dover Railway who wanted to build their own line 10) The last day of service was Saturday 26 June 1971. the line crossed the Lewes Road on a brick built viaduct. Any cookies that may not be particularly necessary for the website to function and is used specifically to collect user personal data via analytics, ads, other embedded contents are termed as non-necessary cookies. & Keith Smith into Kemp Town ensured that the fashionable suburb of Brighton sign up to our email newsletter, bringing you the week's biggest stories every Thursday, Sharp rise in Brighton and Hove covid cases, “Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes” at the Brighton Centre, Suspected drug dealer arrested in Brighton after tip-off from public, Adopting in the pandemic – two parents supported by PACT share their story, Win an £800k dream home – and help Brighton children’s charity. Opened on the Kemp Town Branch (London, Brighton and South Coast Railway). Kemp Town railway station was the terminus station of the Kemp Town branch line, a short branch line serving the Kemptown district of Brighton, England.. It’s blocked up at both ends. The branch curved Kemp Town Station was the second terminus of the Brighton-to-Kemptown line... it opened in 1869, stopped taking passenger traffic in 1932 and finally closed completely in 1971.. Why is B&HCC housing him anyway, let alone in a student residence? The short viaduct over Hartington Road was demolished Now a… Very good condition. 3) The branch line ran between Bonchurch Road and the ends of Franklin Road, Picton Street and Upper Wellington Road – the area now occupied by William Clarke Park, named after former railwayman and Brighton mayor William “Nobby” Clarke. Contents. Road see also Lewes Road Viaduct, Click here Image reproduced with kind permission of The Regency Society and The James Gray Collection. And don't forget to sign up to our email newsletter, bringing you the week's biggest stories every Thursday. It was located on the now closed Kemp Town branch line which first opened in 1869. The view is vaguely similar today. were numbered and the inevitable came on 1st January 1933 when about Kemptown Railway. Despite its high cost the line never carried many passengers. Does anybody know whether its possible to access the tunnel still – I believe that its blocked up at Elm Grove end, but what about Kemp Town end? In the 63-year period two intermediate stations opened. Countryside Books 1987 ISBN 0 905392 99 X It opened in 1869 and was expensive to construct, requiring a tunnel and a large viaduct. It has been signalled that the Kemp Town railway line is to reopen with a full announcement due next week. Now a… Kemp Town branch line was a railway line running from Brighton to Kemptown in the UK that operated between 1869 and 1971. Brighton a 1 112 membres. Media in category "Kemptown railway station" The following 3 files are in this category, out of 3 total. 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