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A little Redhill local history

Tunnel vision

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I’ll report back on the show next time.  But for now, a little local history (at least it is if you live in Redhill).  From the Surrey Mirror:

The grisly tale of the tunnel between Merstham and Coulsdon South

Anyone who regularly uses the train line between Croydon and Redhill will have noticed the tunnel between Coulsdon South and Merstham railway stations.  Your phone’s signal goes and without funny cat videos to watch for at least 30 seconds you have to entertain yourself with your own thoughts. No easy task in today’s world of instant gratification.And the chances are at some point those thoughts will have included ‘why are we going through a tunnel anyway, what are we passing underneath and how long has the tunnel been there?’

Few commuters – even if they use the Brighton Main Line every day – will know the answers.  And even fewer…

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