Rye railway station

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This article is about the railway station in East Sussex, England. For Rye station in New York State, see Rye (Metro-North station). For Peckham Rye station in London, see Peckham Rye railway station. For Rye House station in Hertfordshire, see Rye House railway station.
Rye National Rail
Rye
Location
Place Rye
Local authority Rother
Grid reference TQ918205
Operations
Station code RYE
Managed by Southern
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05 0.244 million
2005/06 Increase 0.261 million
2006/07 Increase 0.308 million
2007/08 Increase 0.328 million
2008/09 Increase 0.339 million
2009/10 Increase 0.341 million
2010/11 Increase 0.386 million
2011/12 Decrease 0.376 million
2012/13 Increase 0.393 million
2013/14 Increase 0.427 million
History
Key dates Opened 13 February 1851 (13 February 1851)
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Rye from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Rye railway station serves Rye in East Sussex, England. It is on the Marshlink Line 11 14 miles (18.1 km) east of Hastings providing a passing place between two single track sections. Train services are provided by Southern. The staggered platforms are linked by footbridge. Owing to a prolonged threat by British Rail to close the line, the station remained unmodernised and gaslit well into the 1970s.[citation needed]

History[edit]

The station opened on 13 February 1851, six weeks before the 1851 census. The census lists the station master as 23-year-old James Broderick from London. In each of the four successive censuses, William Hunt from Devon is names as station master, indicating at least a 40-year spell in charge. In 1901 it shows Richard Hunnisett as station master and in 1911 it is George Geer.

Services[edit]

The typical off-peak service is one train per hour to Hastings and Brighton and one train per hour to Ashford International.

At peak times an Ashford to Rye shuttle also operates meaning that between 0600 and 0900 six trains operate towards Ashford International and the wider network of services available there. In the reverse direction in the evening some six trains operate between 1730 and 2000.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Winchelsea   Southern
Marshlink Line
  Appledore (Kent)

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Coordinates: 50°57′07″N 0°43′52″E / 50.952°N 0.731°E / 50.952; 0.731