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Nov. 29th, 2005 | 10:54 pm
posted by: primitivepeople in abandonedplaces

Newhaven has three stations very close to each other - Town, Harbour and Marine. They've all seen better days, and the whole place has bit of a decayed air to it. I was there on 11th November, and went to check out the (almost) disused Marine station. It used to serve the busy port, and special express boat trains ran from London to connect with the ferries. They stopped some years ago, and the station now has no regular train service, although it has not ever been closed. It still sees the odd special train, although the place now has an air of real dereliction to it. Just the sort of place I like. :) These are all pics of Newhaven Marine station, except for the last one, which is Newhaven Harbour - still has a regular service, but see how derelict the disused ticket office building has become. Click on the pics for bigger versions...


Approaching the station, showing the canopy, which is in pretty poor condition. Part of the platform is now used for car parking.


Looking along the platform. The signal would have previously have seen off the express boat trains, which stopped running in the 1970s.


An old sign, next to (locked) doors into the ferry terminal. This is still open, but there's hardly any ferries now - the service has been much reduced since the Channel Tunnel opened in 1994.


The roof of the platform is in pretty poor state...


...and has some holes in it.


Looking towards the Harbour station - see the rusty rails.


The disused station house and ticket office at the nearby Newhaven Harbour station - all bricked up and slowly crumbling away.

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Steven

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from: pinkyogamuffin
date: Nov. 29th, 2005 11:08 pm (UTC)
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Is this the Newhaven in Edinburgh. Or is it some other Newhaven?

Brilliant pictures anyway! :)

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Lee

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from: primitivepeople
date: Nov. 29th, 2005 11:09 pm (UTC)
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Newhaven on the Sussex coast, not far from Brighton, Lewes and Seaford.

Glad you liked them. :)

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Steven

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from: pinkyogamuffin
date: Nov. 29th, 2005 11:14 pm (UTC)
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Ahh! I guess the bit about the Channel Tunnel should have tipped me off (forgive me, it's late and I'm tired). I had to check because I live in Edinburgh and there is a district called Newhaven, and it has a harbour, and it used to have a railway station and...well, you get the idea. ^_^

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Lee

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from: primitivepeople
date: Nov. 29th, 2005 11:15 pm (UTC)
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No problem. :)

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from: britishseaside
date: Nov. 29th, 2005 11:38 pm (UTC)
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i love these photos, thanks for sharing them. is it a ninja job, or can anyone just walk up onto the disused platform?

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from: britishseaside
date: Nov. 29th, 2005 11:58 pm (UTC)
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oops. just re-read and answered my own question. almost disused :)

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Lee

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from: primitivepeople
date: Nov. 30th, 2005 07:20 am (UTC)
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When I visited on 11th Nov, you could just walk on to it. The ferry terminal, fully open to the public, is in the building next to the platform, although I'm told it's been closed off for some repairs to a gas pipe at the moment.

My camera did attract the attention of a harbour security guard though.

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Can you feel the love?

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from: lil_busters
date: Nov. 30th, 2005 01:26 am (UTC)
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this is amazing.
I love stuff like this.

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Lee

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from: primitivepeople
date: Nov. 30th, 2005 07:21 am (UTC)
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So do I...it's my mission in life to visit the run-down corners of the rail network. :)

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