The Lavender Line
Work on the new Little Horsted halt has began on Wednesday 14th December with a small group of dedicated volunteers including our very own chairman marking out and measuring the new area in which a halt style station at Little Horsted will be built.
The first upright and marker post was planted on a carefully marked out area by the p-way team on Wednesday, this is the first of many stages which will be carried out over the next year. Although the idea sounds straight forward the planning and building is much more extensive, for example after the halt has been built and inspected there has to be a dedicated fenced off area from the railway to ensure no one can walk the line. This is also the perfect opportunity to fence off a new picnic area at the halt which will allow passengers to enjoy a picnic whilst out in the beautiful open countryside.
The Lavender line’s main goal is to extend across the river Uck and take the first left hand bend towards Uckfield up to the A26 Bypass which would be the furthest the railway could go. But during these tough times money is still the biggest challenge and its difficult to see a clear picture of the task when money is the biggest obstacle. In spite of this the Lavender line has cleared the bridge across the river Uck and there are plans to have a full inspection of the bridge by the summer of 2012. Until these plans can become a reality the Lavender line is concentrating on building the new halt at Little Horsted where a realistic project is currently being undertaken. Although work has begun it is likely that due to the winter weather work on the halt will slow until the spring when weather becomes fair and construction can get into full swing.
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