Robertsbridge connected to national network again

THE Rother Valley Railway (RVR) has become connected to the rail network once again after Network Rail chairman Sir Peter Hendy opened new sidings on December 6.

GBRf Class 66 No. 66718 runs over the new connection between Network Rail and the Rother Valley Railway, with Class 73 No. 73951 in tow. JOHN WADDINGTON

The sidings will be used to store Network Rail engineering trains, but also provide a connection for the RVR, and is another step in the Kent and East Sussex Railway realising its aspiration to restore the missing link between Bodiam and Robertsbridge.

The new connection will be used to deliver materials.

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Mike Hart OBE, trustee of the RVR, said: “The facility will be of great mutual benefit and allow us to further develop the work providing training facilities for Network Rail and London Underground staff, along with making possible the transfer of rolling stock between railways.”

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