Crowborough railway station

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Crowborough National Rail
Crowborough Railway Station.jpg
Location
Place Crowborough
Local authority District of Wealden
Coordinates 51°02′46″N 0°11′17″E / 51.046°N 0.188°E / 51.046; 0.188Coordinates: 51°02′46″N 0°11′17″E / 51.046°N 0.188°E / 51.046; 0.188
Grid reference TQ534297
Operations
Station code COH
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*
2011/12 Increase 0.402 million
2012/13 Increase 0.406 million
2013/14 Increase 0.411 million
2014/15 Decrease 0.400 million
2015/16 Decrease 0.389 million
History
Original company Brighton, Uckfield and Tunbridge Wells Railway
Pre-grouping London, Brighton and South Coast Railway
Post-grouping Southern Railway
3 August 1868 Opened as Rotherfield
1 August 1880 Renamed Crowborough
1 May 1897 Renamed Crowborough & Jarvis Brook
12 May 1980 Renamed Crowborough
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Crowborough from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Crowborough railway station is on the Uckfield branch of the Oxted Line in England, serving the town of Crowborough, East Sussex. It is 39 miles 11 chains (63.0 km) down-line from London Bridge and is situated between Eridge and Buxted.

The station and all trains that call are operated by Southern.

History[edit]

The station was opened by the Brighton, Uckfield and Tunbridge Wells Railway on 3 August 1868 and was originally named Rotherfield.[1] It was renamed several times: to Crowborough on 1 August 1880;[2] to Crowborough & Jarvis Brook on 1 May 1897;[3] before resuming the name Crowborough from 12 May 1980.[3]

The station was also used to transport goods from the nearby brickyard and the old platform still remains but is disused. The old track still exists around the goods yard, however, like the platform, these are overgrown and disused. The signal box was sited at the south end of the down platform but was closed in January 1990 when the line was resignalled.

In early 2016, both platforms were extended to allow ten-coach trains to stop.

Services[edit]

The typical off-peak service is one train per hour to London Bridge via Oxted and one train per hour to Uckfield.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 200. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 
  2. ^ Butt 1995, pp. 73,200
  3. ^ a b Butt 1995, p. 73

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail Following station
Eridge   Southern
Oxted Line
Uckfield branch
  Buxted