Southease railway station

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Southease National Rail
Southease
Location
Place Southease
Local authority Lewes
Grid reference TQ430054
Operations
Station code SEE
Managed by Southern
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2002/03 Increase 6,255
2004/05 Increase 7,093
2005/06 Increase 7,245
2006/07 Increase 8,527
2007/08 Increase 8,855
2008/09 Decrease 8,422
2009/10 Increase 9,994
2010/11 Increase 12,228
2011/12 Increase 13,816
2012/13 Decrease 11,634
History
Key dates Opened 1906 (1906)
Pre-grouping LB&SCR
Post-grouping Southern Railway
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Southease from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Southease railway station is a railway station 0.5 miles (800 m) east of the village of Southease, East Sussex, England. It is on the Seaford Branch of the East Coastway Line. The station is surrounded by agricultural land. The South Downs Way crosses the Seaford Branch here.

History[edit]

The London, Brighton and South Coast Railway opened the station on 1 September 1906 as "Southease and Rodmell Halt", to serve two villages in the Ouse Valley; Southease, 0.5 miles (800 m) to the west, and the slightly larger Rodmell, more than 1 mile (1.6 km) away.[1]

There was a racecourse between the railway line and the River Ouse from the late 1920s to the early 1940s[2]

Infrastructure[edit]

The station is unmanned and has two platforms, each with a PERTIS machine. There is a level crossing immediately north of the station leading to Itford Farm and the A26 road. The crossing is a user-controlled crossing with barriers which can be raised or lowered by authorised users in possession of a key. There is a pedestrian gate for walkers and cyclists. There is also a footbridge over the line.

Services[edit]

Services from the station are provided by Southern.

As of May 2011 the typical off-peak service is:

There are also two through trains to London Victoria at peak hours on weekday mornings.[3]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Lewes   Southern
Seaford Branch Line
  Newhaven Town

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mitchell, Vic; Smith, Keith (1986). Southern Main Lines – Haywards Heath to Seaford. Middleton Press. p. not cited. ISBN 0-906520-28-2. 
  2. ^ "A history of Southease". Southease Parish Newsletter. October 2006. 
  3. ^ "Rail Timetable Table 189". Network Rail. May 2011. 

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Coordinates: 50°49′50″N 0°1′50″E / 50.83056°N 0.03056°E / 50.83056; 0.03056