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Bluebell Railway

Sheffield Park Station
East Sussex
TN22 3QL

The Bluebell Railway was the first preserved standard gauge passenger line in the UK. In 1960 it reopened part of the Lewes to East Grinstead line of the old London Brighton and South Coast Railway. Run mainly by volunteers it is now the only all steam standard gauge railway in the country.

Sheffield Park Station is the headquarters of the Railway and home to the Locomotive Department. Here you will find engines awaiting restoration or their next turn of duty. Take time to visit the small exhibits Museum and model railway. On platform 1 you will find our well stocked gift shop. There is also a purpose built restaurant and real ale bar.

Horsted Keynes Station is a large country station, home to our award winning Carriage & Wagon Department, who are responsible for restoring and maintaining our carriages. Tours of the Carriage works are available on Bank Holidays and on some special event days.

Kingscote Station, this quiet country station is the northern terminus of the railway until such time as we complete our extension to East Grinstead. Please note that due to public planning restrictions, there is no public car parking at Kingscote nor on the roads in the vicinity of the station. Passengers wishing to start their journey from Kingscote must travel on the special bus (when running) from East Grinstead or arrive by taxi, cycle or on foot.

Please ring or visit our web site for details of special events and trains including Saturday evening and Sunday lunchtime Pullman dining trains.

General Information:

  • Gift Shop
  • Restaurant
  • Disabled facilities
  • Car parking

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    Sheffield Park station is situated on the A275 East Grinstead - Lewes main road, about two miles north of its junction with the A272. The railway, Sheffield Park is well signposted with brown tourist signs from the A22 and A23 trunk roads. Horstead Keynes station is situated one mile from the village of Horsted Keynes on the West Hoathly/Sharpthorne road. This station is also signposted off the B2028 Turners Hill - Haywards Heath road near Ardingly.

    Bluebell Railway Postcode for SatNav: TN22 3QL


    +44 (0)1825 720 800
    +44 (0)1825 722 370 (timetable info)
    +44 (0)1825 720 804

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