Station Name: FITTLEWORTH

 

[Source: Nick Catford]


Date opened: 2.9.1889
Location: On the west side of B2138
Company on opening: London Brighton & South Coast Railway
Date closed to passengers: 7.2.1955
Date closed completely: 6.5.1963
Company on closing: British Railways (Southern Region)
Present state: After many years of disuse the station was eventually converted into a private dwelling.
County: Sussex
OS Grid Ref: TQ007182
Date of visit: April 1968 & July 1971

Notes: Although the line has passed through Fittleworth since 1859, no station was provided until 1889 following local pressure. Freight traffic was withdrawn after May 1963 although the coal yard remained open (now served by road) until 1966. The line remained in use until May 1966 when freight traffic was withdrawn from Petworth.

 


Fittleworth Station in April 1968
Photo by Nick Catford


Fittleworth Station shortly after opening in 1889
Photo by Walter Kevis





Fittleworth Station in July 1971
Photo by Nick Catford

 

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[Source: Nick Catford]


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