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Wivelsfield railway station

Wivelsfield railway station

Leylands Road, Burgess Hill, RH15 0, United Kingdom

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Description Wivelsfield railway station is on the Brighton Main Line in England, serving the northern parts of Burgess Hill including World's End, in West Sussex. Despite the station's name, the village of Wivelsfield actually lies approximately 2mi to the northeast. It is 40mi down-line from and is situated between and on the main line. It is managed by Southern.Trains calling at Wivelsfield are operated by Southern and Thameslink.The station is just north of Keymer Junction, where the East Coastway Line via diverges from the main line.HistoryThe London Brighton and South Coast Railway opened a station called Keymer Junction on the Lewes line, just beyond the junction, towards the end of 1854, although, it appears that some trains may have called at Keymer Crossing from the completion of the junction in 1847. The station was closed on 1 November 1883 to allow for the proposed remodelling of the junction. However, when the railway later sought Parliamentary authority to abandon their planned changes, they were required to provide a replacement station to the north of the junction on the present site.The second Keymer Junction station was opened on 1 August 1886 and retained that name until 1 July 1896 when it was renamed Wivelsfield. Construction of the new station involved widening a narrow, high embankment. Just over two months after it opened, heavy rain caused a landslip which caused a long section of the Up (northbound) platform, and the waiting room building, to collapse and fall down the embankment.

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