Cranleigh Railway Line:
The Guildford and Horsham Direct Railway. ~ 1865 to 1965
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Cranleigh Railway Line History Cranleigh Railway Line History
Cranleigh Railway Line Photos - Then & Now Cranleigh Railway Line Photos - Then & Now
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Cranleigh Station Buildings - c.1960
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This site provides information on, the now closed, Guildford to Horsham Direct Railway, often referred to as the 'Cranleigh Line'; Cranleigh being the largest village that the line served.

It is the only railway line in Surrey to have been closed down by the infamous Dr. Richard Beeching, in his report of March 1963 “The reshaping of British Railways” This report recommended the closing of one third of Britains Railway lines and stations (leaving us with roughly what we have today). The Cranleigh line was just one of these lines along with it's stations: 'Bramley & Wonersh', 'Cranleigh' and 'Baynards'.

After 'Baynards', the line left Surrey and moved into West Sussex, with stations at 'Rudgwick' and 'Slinfold', before rejoining the main line at 'Stammerham Junction' (now 'Christs Hospital' station), for the final part of the journey to 'Horsham'.

It was opened on 2nd October 1865, was run by the 'London Brighton & South Coast Railway'' (LBSCR) and closed just under four months before its centenary on 12th June 1965.

To see photographs of the line and it's stations, click on the 'signal' on the left and go to the section: 'Photos: Then & Now'


 
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