St Leonards Warrior Square railway station
St Leonards Warrior Square railway station is on the Hastings line in the south of England and is one of four stations that serve Hastings, East Sussex. It is 61 miles 55 chains (99.3 km) down the line from London Charing Cross and is situated between West St Leonards and Hastings. The station is operated by Southeastern.
|St Leonards Warrior Square|
The station in 2007
|Place||St Leonards on Sea|
|Local authority||Hastings, East Sussex|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections|
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|13 February 1851||Opened as St Leonards|
|5 December 1870||Renamed St Leonards Warrior Square|
|1 January 1917||Closed|
|1 January 1919||Reopened|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at St Leonards Warrior Square from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
The station building and house, still in existence today, were constructed in 1851 by the South Eastern Railway (SER). The competing London, Brighton and South Coast Railway (LBSCR) trains were not allowed to stop here until December 1870. The two companies maintained separate booking offices until 1923 when they both became part of the Southern Railway. The station is constructed in a narrow valley with higher ground east and west, so that trains arrive and depart either end of the platform through tunnels. This restricts the number of carriages which have direct access to the platform to 8 cars.
Railway stations in Hastings
Services at the station are operated by either Southeastern Trains via the Hastings Line or by Southern Trains via the East Coastway Line and the Marshlink Line. Southeastern services use Class 375 electric multiple units. Southern services use Class 377 electric multiple units and Class 171 diesel multiple units.
As of May 2018 the typical off-peak service from the station is:
There are also peak hour services to London Cannon Street operated by Southeastern.
A 1914 Railway Clearing House map of lines around St Leonards Warrior Square railway station.
- Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations, Patrick Stephens Ltd, Sparkford, ISBN 1-85260-508-1, p. 204.
- White, H.P. (1992). A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain: Southern England (Vol. 2). Nairn, Scotland: David St John Thomas. p. 35. ISBN 0-946537-77-1.
- Network Rail Timetable May 2010: Table 206
- Train times and station information for St Leonards Warrior Square railway station from National Rail