Bluebell Railway was one of the first preserved heritage lines in Sussex, and consequently has one of the finest collections of vintage steam locomotives and carriages, many of which come straight from British Railways.
Visit Bluebell Railway's website for opening information.
|Weekdays||05:55 - 20:15|
|Saturday||06:20 - 20:25|
|Sunday||07:45 - 16:00|
|Staffing level||Full time|
|Station Buffet notes|
|Bureau de Change||Unavailable|
|Tourist Information Office||Unavailable|
|Nearest station with more facilities|
|Toilets notes||<p>Male / Female and accessible toilets can be located in the booking hall, next to the automatic ticket gates</p>|
|Customer Service notes|
Customer Services 08451 272920
|Customer help points||Available|
|Everyday||Open 24 hours|
|Carpark name||Station Car Park|
|Car parking spaces||377|
|Cycle storage spaces||100|
|Sheltered cycle storage||Available|
|Cycle storage CCTV||Available|
|Cycle storage notes|
Located to the right of the station building.
|Step-free access||Part of station|
|Step-free access notes|
Step free access to platform 2 (to/from Victoria) only. Footbridge with steps to platform 1 (occasionally to/from Victoria). Interchange between platforms is possible via country end crossing boards for manual wheelchair users with staff assistance only. Nearest step-free station is Hurst Green.
There are only a few trains daily that depart from Platform 1 (not step free). In the current timetable these are: Monday to Friday: 05.58 to Victoria, 06.49 & 07.19 to London Bridge, 10.07 & 15.07 to Victoria. 22.37 Fridays only to Victoria. On Saturdays only the 07.07 to Victoria. All other trains are scheduled to depart from Platform 2 which has direct step free access.
Trains arriving from Victoria onto Platform 1 are 08.53 (arr 09.48) and 13.53 (arr 14.47) during week days only. On Fridays only the 21.23 (arr 22.17) and on Sundays only the 22.36 (arr 23.34).
|Ramps for train access||Available|
|Accessible ticket machines||Available|
|Accessible Booking Office counter||Available|
|Accessible taxis notes|
There are no accessible taxis at this station, they must be booked.
For information contact local taxi companies, details of which can be found at www.traintaxi.co.uk.
More about the Bluebell Railway
The Bluebell Railway started operating in 1960, and now runs steam trains between Sheffield Park and East Grinstead, stopping at Horsted Keynes and Kingscote. Each train station is preserved in different times of history, from the Victorian age to the 1930s and 1950s.
During your visit, learn more about the history of the industrial age, get up close to a working steam locomotive, and step back in time on board Bluebell Railway’s vintage carriages while taking in the beautiful Sussex scenery around you.