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Written by Mark Bearton - 02 Jan 2005
last update by Marcus Dawson - 02 Nov 2015
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Location notes
Eridge is on the line from Oxted to Uckfield and is located west of Tunbridge Wells. It used to be the junction for the line from Tunbridge Wells via Groombridge, part of which is now the Spa Valley Railway. This line used to join at Birchden Junction slightly north of Eridge. The current Uckfield line has been singled at this point with the two lines running parallel from Birchden to the station.
Railway type and traffic
The line is worked by Southern's 171 units. Working between Uckfield and London Bridge.
The Spa Valley Railway also operates to the station using a collection of steam and diesel locomotives.
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Environment
The station is very quiet. It is an excellent example of a medium sized Southern station.
Road directions
The main A26 road from Tunbridge Wells to Uckfield and Brighton passes slightly south of the station, the station itself being accessed by an unclassified road.

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Eridge map co-ordinates
Parking
There is a station car park.
Public transport
Currently most trains on the line call at Eridge. Bus service 729 operated jointly by Stagecoach, Brighton and Hove, and Maidstone and District operates hourly between Tunbridge Wells, Uckfield, Lewes and Brighton and passes along the A26.

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Amenities
The Spa valley platforms have toilets but these will closed when the line is not in operation. There is a pub near the station which closes during afternoons.
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Eridge

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Eridge close up map

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Photographic notes
The light is usually best for trains entering the station from the north, heading towards Uckfield. The station building are particularly worth photographing after the Spa Valley restoration of them.


General views - All photographs © Mark Bearton unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking south - Image Albert Dawson.


Fig 1 - Looking south - <i>Image  Albert Dawson</i>.

From platform 2

Fig 2- Looking north - Image Albert Dawson.


Fig 2- Looking north - <i>Image  Albert Dawson</i>.

From platform 2

Fig 3 - Looking north - Image Albert Dawson.


Fig 3 - Looking north - <i>Image  Albert Dawson</i>.

A loco stables in the bay platform on the Spa Valley Line.

Fig 4 - Looking south


Fig 4 - Looking south

From platform 2, an older view of the station pre refurbishment.

Fig 5 - Looking north



Fig 5 - Looking north

The state of the tracks prior to the Spa Valley Railway arrival.

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