5th August 1885

First direct rail services link St Helier to Corbière

Jersey Railway was completed in stages, with the first services connecting La Corbiere to the capital commencing 15 years after the first trains had been run. This marked the end of development of the railway, even though plans for the eastern arm, which connected St Helier to Gorey, had originally mapped out a longer route. It still wasn’t possible to ride from one end of the network to the other: a change of both train and station was required at St Helier.


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