Friends of Littlehampton Railway


At present the Friends of Littlehampton Railway is not operating. However, it may possibly be so in the future, so if you are interested in joining, please contact


A group of local supporters have decided to launch a ‘Friends’ group to support the short and long-term development of the LITTLEHAMPTON RAILWAY.

The broad aims of the group are as follows:

  • To support the current operator to develop the character of the Railway beyond that which is commercially essential
  • To provide a forum on how the Railway is developed so that the operator understands the aspirations of the local community
  • To ensure long term continuity of the Railway beyond the tenure of one particular Operator and to engage with the Council to assist with this.
  • To support a permanent return to steam operation.

TIR Ltd, as current Operators of the Railway (concession runs until end of 2026)is fully supportive of these aims and is willing and keen to work with the friends. In addition TIR is prepared to offer concessions to Members that will provide both discounted travel on the line and other benefits in due course.