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Landslip at Wadhurst

The railway between Tunbridge Wells and Robertsbridge has reopened with normal service running.

 Wadhurst

A tree fell on to the railway near Wadhurst on Wednesday 13 March, caused by a landslip, blocking the lines in both directions. This means Network Rail had to close the line between Tunbridge Wells and Robertsbridge until Monday, in order for essential repairs to take place and train services to resume over the affected area.

The railway between Tunbridge Wells and Robertsbridge has now opened with normal service running.

Will I get compensation?

If you used the Hastings line and your journey was delayed as a result of the landslip, between 13 - 15 March you can claim Delay Repay compensation at double the normal value, if you travelled from one of the ten stations below:
  • Hastings
  • St Leonards Warrior Square
  • West St Leonards
  • Crowhurst
  • Battle
  • Robertsbridge
  • Etchingham
  • Stonegate
  • Wadhurst
  • Frant

You can Claim Delay Repay online or pick up a leaflet at one of our stations.

 

Why is the landslip affecting the railway?

A landslip was discovered at around 15:00 on Wednesday 13 March. Inspections were carried out on Thursday morning, which found that there was 60 tonnes of material and 8 trees which was moved by machine. Excessive rainfall in the area and the formation of the clay caused this land slippage.

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