Monday, 12 March 2012


(All 20.5.1977  copyright Rail Thing)

Amberley's a nice little station on the Mid Sussex line between Arundel and Pulborough. It's good that this village has managed to hang on to its station, although the building itself was fire damaged some time after these pictures were taken. There are regular trains to both London and to the south coast. Right next door is the excellent Amberley Chalk Pits Museum which has a lot of railway interest. The Mid Sussex line is quite a gem, south of Amberley it follows a course close to the River Arun cutting through the Downs, with views not possible from any roads.

The line sometimes acts as a (long) diversionary route when there is trouble or engineering work on the Brighton Main Line, though this role will diminish when the Uckfield to Lewes line is reopened and electrified.

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