Haywards Heath Railway Station celebrates 175th anniversary

 Haywards Heath Station celebrates 175 years since its opening in 1841

Haywards Heath Station celebrates 175 years since its opening in 1841

Later this month Haywards Heath will be celebrating the 175th anniversary of the opening on the railway station in the town.

In 1841 the cost of a 1st class single ticket from London Bridge to Brighton was 10 shillings (around £50 approximately) and there were around 82 households in the immediate area. Today Haywards Heath has a population of more than 33,000 having developed hugely due to its proximity to the railway.

The fun takes place on Sunday 18th September with The Bluebell Railway’s Stepney engine paying a visit to Haywards Heath railway station - plus you can get a rare chance to ride the Haywards Heath to Ardingly route, normally closed to mainline traffic. 

There will be a Victorian-themed grand procession moving from the station up to Victoria Park with many local groups and organisations taking part - including Lindfield Arts Festival. he park will be set up with a fun fair, stalls and entertainment for all the family.

For more information on the day see the following website: www.hh175th.co.uk