The last line to close I think was the Walsall to Wolverhampton line in 2008. The only other lines I can think that have closed since 1997 are the Sinfin Branch Line, Croxley Branch Line and part of the the North London Line.
Don't forget Woodside - Addiscombe.
Also, is the Folkestone Harbour branch still soldiering on ?
Folkestone Harbour has closed yes and also there have been some technical closures since then such as Bathgate's old station and the short line that lead to it from the current station.
With the threatened closure of RDH-TON have we briefly returned to the days of Beeching?
Redhill - Tonbridge for people like me wondering where these places are :roll:
There are no public transport alternatives between the two towns, so it will be disastrous for all those that use it
Are there replacement bus services running?
Johnnychips what is this forum etiquette to which you refer and where can I find it? I don't visit this site very often.
Mojo said:Please remember many members do not understand rail “jargon” (including acronyms, station codes and specialist terms). Such terms should be correctly defined the first time they are used; codes and abbreviations must not be made up.
Here you go:I am sorry TSR but I have looked and there is nothing at the top of the page.
This forum is aimed at general/casual enthusiasts, but I doubt that eveni normally frequent professional aviation sites where we all know the TLA we use.
Let me get in first to say that forum etiquette requires the full name of stations to be used before reverting to the official abbreviation. I think it means Redhill to Tonbridge.
In a lengthy thread it might be worth repeating the full names, if we are talking about an obscure part of the country (); or the abbreviations are not self-evident; or the full names are not in the thread title - putting the full names in the title would be the easiest way of avoiding confusion.
......A bit of googling will provide you with a full list of station codes and perhaps this could appear as a sticky on this site.
Southern took over the line in this obscure part of West Kent and Sussex over five years ago......
When was the last time a route was closed in the UK for a non-weather related reason? With the threatened closure of Redhill [RDH] - Tonbridge [TON] have we briefly returned to the days of Beeching?
This forum is aimed at general/casual enthusiasts, but I doubt that even
rail 'professionals' would know more than a dozen or so station abbreviations
from memory out of the 2,500+ in total; why would they??
A bit of googling will provide you with a full list of station codes and perhaps this could appear as a sticky on this site.Johnnychips what is this forum etiquette to which you refer and where can I find it? I don't visit this site very often.