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Moulsecoomb

Moulsecoomb

The welcoming sign for Moulsecoomb station, one on each platform. The modern style of the footbridge can be seen here. There are four schools in the immediate vicinity of the north side of the line.

photograph by Peter Richards

Moulsecoomb station, on the LB&SCR line from Brighton to Lewes, was not built by that company, nor indeed by the Southern Railway, but was built by British Rail to serve the large Moulsecoomb estate that was developing during the 1970s and 80s. The station, opened for traffic on 12th May 1980, consists of just two platforms, some buildings and a footbridge with no sidings nor signalling.

Mouslsecoomb stations has the distinction of being one of Britain's "haunted stations". For many years people waiting for a train have reported hearing a large dog panting and growling viciously from the shadows, causing many passengers to run for their lives. Whenever someone is brave enough to look around for a dog, they find nothing. Although it's mostly heard, a handful of people have reported seeing the shadow of a large dog wandering around the station as if it's on patrol. One theory is the ghostly hound may be the spirit of a dog that wandered onto the track and was struck by an on-coming train.

The photographs on this page were all taken on 15th September 2004.

Moulsecoomb

Looking down on the station from the footbridge. The entrance is just beyond the end of the building on platform one and is reached by means of a flight of steps leading up from the road below.

photograph by Peter Richards

Moulsecoomb

Looking across from platform one to platform two.

photograph by Peter Richards

Moulsecoomb

The station is frequently unmanned, so an information point is located on each platform, with instructions also provided in braille.

photograph by Peter Richards

Moulsecoomb

Electrostar unit Nº377320 running into the station with an Eastbourne service.

photograph by Peter Richards

This page was created 21 September 2004

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