Rother Valley Railway
In assocation with the Kent & East Sussex Railway
The RVR Robertsbridge Junction Station site is open on Sundays from 10.00 to 16.00
OBJECTIVES: The Rother Valley Railway will create a heritage railway transport link between the main line railway system at Robertsbridge Junction operating as a public leisure transport corridor serving popular attractions such as the National Trust’s Bodiam Castle, and Tenterden, the jewel of the weald. Completion of the railway line between Bodiam and Robertsbridge Junction Station adjacent to the mainline railway will enable visitors to use the country’s public transport system to access the Kent & East Sussex Railway and the attractions it serves. At present access is largely by private car or coach, and so the railway would help reduce traffic movements on local rural roads.
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The Transport and Works Act Rother Valley Railway (Bodiam to Robertsbridge Junction)
"We are delighted to share with you the good news for the reconnection of the Kent and East Sussex Railway to the Network Rail main line at Robertsbridge which will bring great economic benefit to the local area. Following the Public Inquiry in 2021, the Secretary of State for Transport has announced that he has decided to make the Order to enable completion of the railway. The decision is warmly welcomed by Rother Valley Railway and our colleagues at Kent & East Sussex Railway. We are looking forward to working with everyone to bring the new railway to fruition. Work will start at the earliest opportunity to carry out the land and ecological surveys. Substantive physical works are unlikely to start before next year. Once the reconnection is complete, visitors from all over the country will be able to come to Robertsbridge by mainline railway before boarding a Kent and East Sussex Railway heritage train to visit Bodiam Castle, Tenterden Town and other local attractions.
We look forward to working with others to get the job done and the reopening of the Kent and East Sussex Railway through to Robertsbridge Junction Station."
Mike Hart OBE Trustee Rother Valley Railway Ltd
Rother Valley Railway in association with the Kent & East Sussex Railway