Billingshurst incorrectly located ‘between East Grinstead and Croydon’ in Network Rail plans

JPCT-09-03-12 Billingshurst. Station. Footbridge S12110003a -photo by Steve Cobb ENGSUS00120120903123152

JPCT-09-03-12 Billingshurst. Station. Footbridge S12110003a -photo by Steve Cobb ENGSUS00120120903123152

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Billingshurst is mistakenly located between East Grinstead and South Croydon in a report produced for Network Rail.

It has submitted a planning application to repair and refurbish the railway station’s footbridge to Horsham District Council, as some of the steel elements are corroded, the paint protection has broken down, and some of the timber boards and treads are rotten.

Network Rail is proposing to replace the timber with Glass Reinforced Plastic, repair and strengthen the steelwork, and provide new paint and protective coating systems.

However according to the defect and repair schedule report submitted with the application ‘Billinghurst’ is located between East Grinstead and South Croydon.

It reads: “Billinghurst station is located on the line between East Grinstead and South Croydon. The existing footbridge is located on the line between East Grinstead and South Croydon. The existing footbridge serves to connect platforms 1 and 2 (of a two-platform station).”

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