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Glynde

As with Berwick, Glynde is a small country station on the LB&SCR line between Lewes and Polegate that has managed to survive the ups and downs of the railway in recent years and are still open to passengers, though not goods, today.

The present day Glynde station is unmanned, the buildings used for commercial and accommodation purposes only, and has lost its semaphore signals but retains its attractive ambience in a sleepy part of Sussex. The Signalbox, once a lean-to against the station building wall, is long gone too with the signals here now controlled by the Lewes Signalman. Coming to life for the brief period of the Glyndebourne Opera, the rest of the year is spent as a quiet byway on the busy main line to Eastbourne.

The photographs on this page were taken on 28 June 2003.

 
Glynde The main station building, adjacent to the down line, as seen from the road. The station building is no longer used by the railway but is used by the Airworks paragliding centre, this being a very popular sport on the nearby South Downs. The commercial part of the building shows up the rest which at the date of photographing was still wearing rather tatty mixture of Network SouthEast and Connex colours! The station house on the right is used as private accommodation.

photograph by Peter Richards

 
Present day entry to the station platforms is through the wicket gate on the left. This takes one through to the down platform with the up platform being reached by the fine overbridge.

photograph by Peter Richards

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Glynde The station nameboard. The green and yellow stripes at the base show that these are the only things to be updated to South Central colours.

photograph by Peter Richards

 
The generous sized shelter on the up platform. As well as this there is a further small one by the footbridge.

photograph by Peter Richards

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Glynde The platform side of the main building photographed from under the footbridge, locked doors testifying to the station's present unmanned status. The end, white, building is the occupied station house.

photograph by Peter Richards

 
The rather grand covered footbridge with the road bridge beyond. On the left can be seen the steps leading to the down platform from the footbridge and the station entrance mentioned above. On the right of the photograph, just under the footbridge, can be seen a grey square mounted on a pole. This is the rear of a repeater signal for the platform starter at the other end of the up platform. The curve of the line and the footbridge making sighting of the starter well nigh impossible until a train is almost upon the signal!

photograph by Peter Richards

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Glynde On the footbridge.

photograph by Peter Richards

 
The view up towards Lewes showing the curvature of the line and the two aspect colour light platform starter. This is almost always showing a red aspect as it is the approach signal for the nearby Beddingham Level Crossing where the railway crosses the very busy A27 main road.

photograph by Peter Richards

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