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Seaford railway station (England)

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Seaford railway station is in Seaford, East Sussex, England. It is the terminus of the Seaford Branch Line of the East Coastway Line, 58 miles 77 chains (94.9 km) measured from London Bridge.[1] The line to the station has been reduced to a single track and only one platform remains in use (previously two) though is still numbered "platform 2". Train services from the station are provided by Southern.

Seaford National Rail
Seaford railway station building in 2009.jpg
Location
PlaceSeaford
Local authorityLewes
Grid referenceTV481991
Operations
Station codeSEF
Managed bySouthern
Number of platforms1 (formerly 2)
DfT categoryD
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Increase 0.790 million
2014/15Increase 0.798 million
2015/16Decrease 0.767 million
2016/17Decrease 0.539 million
2017/18Increase 0.628 million
History
Pre-groupingLB&SCR
Post-groupingSouthern Railway
1 June 1864Opened
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 Seaford from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

The London, Brighton and South Coast Railway opened Seaford station on 1 June 1864. It was designed as a through station for a proposed extension to Eastbourne that was never built.

A working model of Seaford Station as it appeared in the 1920s is displayed at Seaford Museum.

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Signal BoxEdit

At the end of the station, there was a signal box that was used up until the mid 1980s. The box was damaged by the salt air coming from the nearby sea and the box was dangerously unstable, therefore Seaford signal box was demolished in February 2002 with the remaining Platform 1. Only Platform 2 remains in operation now. Platform 1 is still visible but the tracks were removed in 1975.[2]

ServiceEdit

As of May 2011 the typical off-peak service is two trains per hour to Brighton with direct trains to and from London Victoria at peak hours.[3]

Preceding station   National Rail Following station
Bishopstone   Southern
Seaford Branch Line
  Terminus

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Yonge, John (November 2008) [1994]. Jacobs, Gerald (ed.). Railway Track Diagrams 5: Southern & TfL (3rd ed.). Bradford on Avon: Trackmaps. map 17A. ISBN 978-0-9549866-4-3.
  2. ^ Leigh, Chris (12 January 2011). "Above their station: Bishopstone". Rail Magazine (661). Bauer Media Group. pp. 61–62.
  3. ^ "Rail Timetable Table 189" (PDF). Network Rail. May 2011.

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