Battle railway station

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Battle National Rail
Battle
Battle station, April 2006
Location
Place Battle
Local authority Rother, East Sussex
Grid reference TQ754155
Operations
Station code BAT
Managed by Southeastern
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05 0.489 million
2005/06 Increase 0.497 million
2006/07 Increase 0.536 million
2007/08 Increase 0.552 million
2008/09 Increase 0.573 million
2009/10 Decrease 0.528 million
2010/11 Decrease 0.522 million
2011/12 Decrease 0.431 million
2012/13 Increase 0.465 million
History
1 January 1852 Opened
1986 Lengthened and electrified
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Battle from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Station entrance (1962)

Battle railway station is on the Hastings Line in East Sussex in England, and serves the town of Battle. Train services are provided by Southeastern.

The station 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 the ticket office and waiting room. Train information is provided in the form of automated announcements, LED 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 8 car trains shortly after the 1986 electrification of the line.

Services[edit]

As of May 2014 the typical off-peak service every day is two trains per hour to London Charing Cross via Tunbridge Wells and two trains per hour to Hastings.[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 National Rail Following station
Wadhurst   Southeastern
Hastings Line semi-fast
  St Leonards Warrior Square
Robertsbridge   Southeastern
Hastings Line stopping
  Crowhurst
Disused railways
Terminus   British Rail
Southern Region

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 50°54′47″N 0°29′42″E / 50.913°N 0.495°E / 50.913; 0.495