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Etchingham railway station is on the Hastings line in the south of England and serves the village of Etchingham, East Sussex. It is 47 miles 34 chains (76.3 km) down the line from London Charing Cross and is situated between Stonegate and Robertsbridge. The station and all trains serving it are operated by Southeastern.

Etchingham National Rail
Etchingham Station 04.JPG
The station building in 2007
Location
PlaceEtchingham
Local authorityRother, East Sussex
Grid referenceTQ714263
Operations
Station codeETC
Managed bySoutheastern
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryE
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Decrease 0.214 million
2014/15Increase 0.229 million
2015/16Increase 0.244 million
2016/17Increase 0.258 million
2017/18Decrease 0.247 million
History
1851Opened
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 Etchingham from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

DescriptionEdit

 
A 1906 Railway Clearing House map of lines around Etchingham railway station

Etchingham station has two platforms linked by a footbridge (with steps on both sides) and a station building housing the ticket office and waiting room. The building dates from 1851, when both the station and the first section of the Hastings line opened, and incorporates sandstone blocks taken from a manor house which stood on the site.[1] Train information is provided in the form of automated announcements, LED displays and timetable posters. Disabled passengers may cross between the platforms using the level crossing to the south of the station.

Etchingham is in a penalty fare area and when the ticket office is closed passengers should purchase a permit to travel before boarding a train.

There is a bistro in part of the station building, which serves coffee and breakfasts during the day, and drinks and Tapas in the evening.

ServicesEdit

The typical off-peak service is one train per hour to London Charing Cross via Tunbridge Wells, and one train per hour to Hastings.[2]

Preceding station   National Rail Following station
Stonegate   Southeastern
Hastings Line
  Robertsbridge

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Body, Geoffrey. PSL Field Guide – Railways of the Southern Region (1984), page 92. Patrick Stephens Ltd, Cambridge. ISBN 0-85059-664-5
  2. ^ Network Rail Timetable May 2010: Table 206[permanent dead link]

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