The Spa Valley railway opened the Groombridge to Eridge section in 2011, thereby making a connection with Network Rail at Eridge.
2012 has seen the removal of the refuse tip in the cutting at Imberhorne Lane. It is anticipated that by March 2013 the Bluebell Railway will be running through services between Sheffield Park and East Grinstead.
The Rother Valley Railway continues to develop its track at Robertsbridge and eventually plans to join up with the Kent & East Sussex Railway west of Bodiam. Should these plans come to fruition (there are major hurdles to overcome) there will be a through service between Robertsbridge and Tenterden.