Bopeep Railway Tunnel

From Historical Hastings

Construction of the 1,318 yards long[1] Bopeep Tunnel took place during 1849 by the South Eastern Railways to link up from Warrior Square Railway Station to the Bopeep junction and what had been the West Marina (Bopeep) Terminus, where the lines from London via Battle and West St. Leonards Station and those operated by the London Brighton and South Coast Railways from London via Brighton joined. There was one fatal accident during the construction of the tunnel.

By 1903, the tunnel could only permit one train to pass through at a time and works were commenced to widen and re-line the tunnel[2][3]


References & Notes[edit]

  1. British Newspaper Archive Daily Mirror 2 January 1957 Pg. 0011
  2. British Newspaper Archive Hastings & St. Leonards Observer 10 October 1903 Pg. 0002
  3. Sessional papers: House of Commons 1902 Google Books pg.852