Crowhurst railway station

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Crowhurst
National Rail
Crowhurst Station 04.JPG
The station in 2007
LocationCrowhurst, Rother
England
Grid referenceTQ760128
Managed bySoutheastern
Platforms2
Other information
Station codeCWU
ClassificationDfT category E
Key dates
1 June 1902Station opened
1 June 1902Bexhill West branch opened
1964Bexhill West branch closed
Passengers
2015/16Increase 44,612
2016/17Increase 45,476
2017/18Increase 48,736
2018/19Decrease 47,864
2019/20Decrease 46,586
Notes
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road

Crowhurst railway station is on the Hastings line in the south of England and serves the village of Crowhurst, East Sussex. It is 57 miles 50 chains (92.7 km) down the line from London Charing Cross. The station and all trains serving it are operated by Southeastern.

History[edit]

Although the section of the Hastings line through Crowhurst was completed in 1852, no station existed at this location until the South Eastern and Chatham Railway (SECR) built a branch line to Bexhill West in 1902.[1] Crowhurst served as a junction station, with Up and Down through platforms and a bay platform at the southern end of each until closure of the Bexhill West branch in 1964. Most of the station buildings have been demolished,[2] but the remains of the bay platforms are still visible and a small building survives on the Up side. The station is normally unstaffed.

Services[edit]

The typical off-peak service is one train per hour to London Charing Cross via Tunbridge Wells and one train per hour to Hastings.[3]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Battle   Southeastern
Hastings Line
  West St Leonards
Disused railways
Battle   British Rail
Southern Region

Bexhill West Branch Line
  Sidley

References[edit]

  1. ^ Body, Geoffrey. PSL Field Guide – Railways of the Southern Region (1984), page 45. Patrick Stephens Ltd, Cambridge. ISBN 0-85059-664-5
  2. ^ Body, page 75.
  3. ^ Network Rail Timetable May 2010: Table 206[permanent dead link]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 50°53′20″N 0°30′04″E / 50.889°N 0.501°E / 50.889; 0.501