Normans Bay railway station

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Normans Bay National Rail
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Location
Place Normans Bay
Local authority Rother
Coordinates 50°49′34″N 0°23′20″E / 50.826°N 0.389°E / 50.826; 0.389Coordinates: 50°49′34″N 0°23′20″E / 50.826°N 0.389°E / 50.826; 0.389
Grid reference TQ683056
Operations
Station code NSB
Managed by Southern
Number of platforms 2
DfT category F2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Decrease 11,654
2012/13 Decrease 9,824
2013/14 Increase 10,614
2014/15 Increase 11,426
2015/16 Increase 11,536
History
Original company London, Brighton and South Coast Railway
Pre-grouping London, Brighton and South Coast Railway
Post-grouping Southern Railway
11 September 1905 (1905-09-11) Opened as Pevensey Sluice
1905 Renamed Normans Bay Halt
5 May 1969 Renamed Normans Bay
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Normans Bay from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Normans Bay railway station serves Normans Bay in East Sussex. It is on the East Coastway Line, and train services are provided by Southern.

The Havensmouth level crossing as it was prior to 2015 with metal gates
The automated level crossing in February 2015 soon after its upgrade

The station was opened on 11 September 1905 and was originally named Pevensey Sluice, but later that year it was renamed Normans Bay Halt. The name was altered to Normans Bay on 5 May 1969.[1]

According to a text held by a local resident, the station was built in Victorian times due to the arrival of a stranded whale in the nearby marshes, although these are now much further out to sea. On hearing the news of the whale, several Londoners flocked to the south coast and found no railway station, instead having to jump several feet from the train. The local public house; The Star Inn (still in use today) urged the local authorities to place a halt, so several sleepers were hurried in overnight.[citation needed]

A level crossing named 'Havensmouth' by Network Rail is in operation at Normans Bay, which was upgraded to automatic full length barriers in February 2015 in co-operation with the upgrading of part of the East Coastway Line.

Services[edit]

The typical off-peak service is one train per hour to Brighton, and one train per hour to Ore. There is no service on Sunday.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Pevensey Bay   Southern
East Coastway Line
  Cooden Beach

References[edit]

  1. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. pp. 185, 172. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 

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