Three bridges

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The former village of Three Bridges is now part of Crawley in West Sussex . In 2011 there were 7253 residents here.

At the end of the 1940s, Three Bridges and Crawley were among the first towns in the "New Town" urban development program .


In Three Bridges, the Arun Valley Line has been branching off the London-Brighton railway since 1848 . Until 1967 there was also a railway line in an easterly direction to Tunbridge Wells .

The development of Three Bridges is closely related to the development of the railroad. Among other things, built Siemens in Three Bridges for 340 million pounds sterling a new operating plant ( English Train Care Facility ) for trains of British Rail Class 700 . In Three Bridges, Network Rail operates one of twelve "Rail Operating Centers" (comparable to the operations center (DB Netz) ) in Great Britain .

Individual evidence

  1. district website
  2. Answer by Lewis Silkin to a question from Baron Mitchison in the British Parliament in 1946
  4. on the subject

Coordinates: 51 ° 7 ′  N , 0 ° 10 ′  W