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Heritage line joins network

One of the South's most popular heritage lines has announced the date it'll connect to the UK rail network, for the first time in half a century. The Bluebell Railway's two-mile extension into East Grinstead in Sussex will open on March 23rd.

Bluebell railway line announces network date

The Bluebell Railway line will connect to the UK network in March Credit: ITV Meridian

One of the South's most popular heritage lines has announced the date - it'll connect to the UK rail network, for the first time in half a century. The Bluebell Railway's two-mile extension into East Grinstead in Sussex will open on March 23rd.

It follows decades of tireless work and fund-raising by volunteers, who had to clear a massive rubbish dump in order to lay new tracks. The Bluebell attracts more than 170,000 visitors a year and has one of the largest collections of steam locomotives in the country.

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