Battle railway station
Battle railway station is on the Hastings line in the south of England and serves the town of Battle, East Sussex. It is 55 miles 46 chains (89.4 km) down the line from London Charing Cross and is situated between Robertsbridge and Crowhurst. The station and all trains serving it are operated by Southeastern.
The station in 2006
|Local authority||Rother, East Sussex|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections|
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|1 January 1852||Opened|
|1986||Lengthened and electrified|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Battle from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
Battle station consists of two platforms linked by a footbridge (with steps on both sides) and a station building housing a ticket office and waiting room. Train information is provided in the form of automated announcements, displays and poster timetables. All the original sidings have now gone and now form part of the car park. The platforms are staggered and originally did not overlap as they do now, but were extended to cater for eight-carriage trains shortly after the 1986 electrification of the line by British Rail.
As of May 2014 the typical off-peak service every day is two trains per hour each direction between London Charing Cross and Hastings via Sevenoaks. Trains run more frequently during weekday rush hours to cater for the many residents commuting to London, Tunbridge Wells and Hastings. Some London trains run to and from Cannon Street station (instead of Charing Cross) for easy access to the City of London business and financial district.
No bus services now run from directly outside the station, although buses towards Hastings, Hastings Conquest Hospital, Bexhill-on-Sea, Hawkhurst and Tunbridge Wells stop at the end of the long approach road.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
Bexhill West branch
|Robertsbridge||South Eastern Railway (UK)
|West St Leonards|