Today 23 March marks the installation of the first lift in 1857 in a department store in New York.  It wasn’t a great success, steam powered, people refused to use it.  Fast forward to 2022/3, the Uckfield & East Grinstead community rail lines being able to celebrate the opening of  lifts at three stations; Eridge, East Grinstead and Crowborough, bringing easy access to train travel to many more people.


If you are a ‘lift fan’ the installation at Eridge is of a particularly unusual design, specifically made to fit the available space at this beautiful heritage station.