Tracking back...

WITH speculation about a new railway station at Glyne Gap mounting, I thought your readers might be interested to know that there has already been a railway station there.

In 1905 the London Brighton and South Coast Railway introduced a motor train service between Hastings and Eastbourne. Glyne Gap Halt opened on September 11, 1905 to serve passengers from the local community as well as the adjacent Hastings and St Leonards Gas Works.

The station had rather flimsy platforms on both sides of the tracks just to the eastern side of the brick arch which still allows public access to the beach. But the station had a short life as it closed on October 1, 1915 due to competition from the nearby tramway and the need to economise in wartime.


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