St Leonards Warrior Square railway station

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St Leonards Warrior Square National Rail
St Leonards Warrior Square
Location
Place St Leonards on Sea
Local authority Hastings, East Sussex
Grid reference TQ803093
Operations
Station code SLQ
Managed by Southeastern
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05 0.529 million
2005/06 Increase 0.548 million
2006/07 Increase 0.569 million
2007/08 Increase 0.659 million
2008/09 Increase 0.662 million
2009/10 Decrease 0.653 million
2010/11 Increase 0.679 million
2011/12 Decrease 0.666 million
2012/13 Decrease 0.655 million
History
Key dates Opened 13 February 1851[1] (13 February 1851[1])
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St Leonards Warrior Square railway station is one of four railway stations serving Hastings in East Sussex, England. It is on the Hastings Line and the East Coastway Line, and train services are provided by Southeastern and Southern.

History[edit]

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.[2] 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.

Services[edit]

Railway stations in Hastings
to Eastbournevia East Coastway Line
Glyne Gap Halt (closed)
Bulverhythe (closed)
St Leonards West Marina (closed)
to Tonbridgevia Hastings Line
West St Leonards
Bopeep Jnc
Bo-peep Tunnel 1,318 yd (1,205 m)
St Leonards Warrior Square
Hastings Tunnel 788 yd (721 m)
Hastings
Mount Pleasant Tunnel 230 yd (210 m)
Ore
to Ashford Internationalvia Marshlink Line

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 2010 the typical off-peak service from the station is:

There are also peak hour services to London Cannon Street operated by Southeastern.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Bexhill   Southern
Brighton - Ore
London Victoria - Ore
Brighton - Ashford
  Hastings
Battle or West St Leonards   Southeastern
London Charing Cross - Hastings
  Hastings
Battle or West St Leonards   Southeastern
Peak Times Only
London Cannon Street - Ore
  Hastings
Historical railways
St Leonards West Marina   London, Brighton and South Coast Railway
East Coastway Line
  Hastings

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations, Patrick Stephens Ltd, Sparkford, ISBN 1-85260-508-1, p. 204.
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ Network Rail Timetable May 2010: Table 206

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 50°51′22″N 0°33′40″E / 50.856°N 0.561°E / 50.856; 0.561