Berwick (Sussex) railway station

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Berwick (Sussex) National Rail
Berwick Station Building 11-08-05.JPG
Main station building on platform 2, seen from the station approach
Location
Place Berwick Station
Local authority Wealden, East Sussex
Coordinates 50°50′24″N 0°09′58″E / 50.840°N 0.166°E / 50.840; 0.166Coordinates: 50°50′24″N 0°09′58″E / 50.840°N 0.166°E / 50.840; 0.166
Grid reference TQ525067
Operations
Station code BRK
Managed by Southern
Number of platforms 2
DfT category E
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2010/11 Increase 76,888
2011/12 Decrease 76,872
2012/13 Increase 77,914
2013/14 Increase 78,126
2014/15 Decrease 77,346
History
Original company London and Brighton Railway
Pre-grouping London, Brighton and South Coast Railway
Post-grouping Southern Railway
27 June 1846 (1846-06-27) Station opened
National RailUK railway stations
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Berwick (Sussex) from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Berwick railway station is located in Berwick, East Sussex, England. Berwick village is located nearby to the south of the A27 road. The station is on the East Coastway Line, and train services are provided by Southern.

History[edit]

The station was opened by the London and Brighton Railway on 27 June 1846[1] and extended in 1890; the neighbouring station cottages were built in 1846 and 1892. An English Heritage report called Berwick 'in all one of the most complete wayside country station ensembles.'[2]

Signal box[edit]

The signal box was a Saxby & Farmer Type 5 box, erected in 1879 and retained its original lever frame and its semaphore signalling. Following an upgrade by Network Rail, the signal box closed in February 2015 with the area controlled from Sussex Regional Operations Centre at Three Bridges.[3]

Services[edit]

The typical off-peak service is one train per hour to Brighton and one train per hour to Ore via Eastbourne and Hastings. On Sundays the service to Ore extends to Ashford International.

The station's booking office on the Eastbourne-bound platform is staffed part-time. The PERTIS ticket machine was located on this platform but has now been replaced with a Shere passenger-operated self-service ticket machine. A METRIC self-service car park ticket machine is located at the entrance to the Eastbourne-bound platform.

A further Shere passenger-operated self-service ticket machine is located on the London-bound platform.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Glynde   Southern
East Coastway Line Stopping
  Polegate
Glynde
or Lewes
  Southern
East Coastway Line (Victoria-Eastbourne)
Peak Times Only
  Polegate
Glynde   Southern
East Coastway Fast
Sundays only
  Polegate

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 33. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 
  2. ^ Minnis, John. "Railway Signal Boxes: A Review". Research Report Series 28-1012. English Heritage. Retrieved 7 November 2013. 
  3. ^ Bellett, Chris. "Section C". Retrieved 7 November 2013. 

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