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Taken 25-Aug-88
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207001 Uckfield 260888 GE826

207001 Uckfield 260888 GE826

Class 207 '3D Sussex' unit No.207001 leaving Uckfield station in the rain on 26th August 1988. With the closure of the line south to Lewes (where a junction allowed trains to continue on to Eastbourne or Brighton), the original station found itself stranded on the wrong side of a level crossing on the High Street which created traffic congestion whenever a train was arriving or departing from the station. The decision was therefore made to close the original station (which had been opened in 1868) and to open a new station on the other side of the road. The original station was demolished on 9 December 2000 after it had been damaged first by flooding and then by vandals. Since 1986 there had been a campaign to re-open the line south of Uckfield through to Lewes, known as the Wealden Line, and has attracted cross-party support. ©Gordon Edgar/