Ashurst (Kent) railway station

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This article is about the station in Kent. For the station in Hampshire, see Ashurst New Forest railway station.
Ashurst National Rail
Ashurst
Location
Place Ashurst, Kent
Local authority Tunbridge Wells
Grid reference TQ507387
Operations
Station code AHS
Managed by Southern
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
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Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05 6,572
2005/06 Increase 10,831
2006/07 Increase 14,732
2007/08 Increase 17,360
2008/09 Increase 20,282
2009/10 Decrease 16,694
2010/11 Increase 22,326
2011/12 Increase 24,432
2012/13 Increase 24,976
2013/14 Decrease 24,630
History
Key dates Opened 1 October 1888 (1 October 1888)
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Ashurst from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Ashurst railway station serves Ashurst in Kent, England (very close to the East Sussex border). Train services from the station are provided by Southern, and the station is on the Uckfield branch of the Oxted Line. Buses between Tunbridge Wells and East Grinstead run along the main road past the station. There are no toilet facilities.

The station is unmanned. There is a PERTIS machine on platform 2.

History[edit]

Opened by the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway, it became part of the Southern Railway during the Grouping of 1923. The station then passed on to the Southern Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948. The station was destaffed around 1970 following which all the station buildings were demolished in 1983.

When Sectorisation was introduced in the 1980s, the station was served by Network SouthEast until the Privatisation of British Railways.

Services[edit]

The typical off-peak service is one train per hour to London Bridge via Oxted, and one train per hour to Uckfield.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Cowden   Southern
Oxted Line
Uckfield branch
  Eridge

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Coordinates: 51°07′44″N 0°09′11″E / 51.129°N 0.153°E / 51.129; 0.153