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Battle railway station

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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.

Battle National Rail
BattleRailwayStation(NigelChadwick)Apr2006.jpg
The station in 2006
Location
PlaceBattle
Local authorityRother, East Sussex
Grid referenceTQ754155
Operations
Station codeBAT
Managed bySoutheastern
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryD
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Decrease 0.457 million
2014/15Increase 0.533 million
2015/16Increase 0.556 million
2016/17Increase 0.560 million
2017/18Decrease 0.539 million
History
1 January 1852Opened
1986Lengthened and electrified
National RailUK railway stations
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
* 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.
Station entrance (1962)

It was opened on 1 January 1852. The station building was designed by William Tress, is Grade II listed and considered to be one of the finest Gothic-style small stations in the country.

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.

ServicesEdit

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.[1] 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
Robertsbridge   Southeastern
Hastings Line
  Crowhurst
Disused railways
Terminus   British Rail
Southern Region

Bexhill West branch
  Crowhurst
Robertsbridge   South Eastern Railway (UK)
Hastings Line
  West St Leonards

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 5 August 2014. Retrieved 28 May 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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