Ore railway station
End of the station platform
|Place||Ore Valley, Hastings|
|Local authority||Hastings, East Sussex|
|Number of platforms||2|
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|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Key dates||Opened 1 January 1888|
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|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Ore from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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|Railway stations in Hastings|
Third rail 750 V DC electrification from Hastings ends here.
The station opened in 1888 and was electrified in 1935.
Ore station is the terminus for electric East Coastway services. Trains run regularly to Hastings and beyond (the usual termini for trains from Ore being either Brighton or London Victoria). Direct trains to Ashford International, originating in Brighton, only call here occasionally. There is an hourly service to London Victoria via Lewes and Haywards Heath. There is also an hourly stopping service to Brighton via Eastbourne and peak Southeastern trains to/from London via Battle.
Ore station was once adjoined to the north by a depot for electric trains but this closed in May 1986 following the electrification of the Hastings to Tonbridge line and relocation of electric units for servicing and cleaning to St Leonards depot.
Today, there are two platforms linked by a footbridge. Ore station has been unstaffed since a booking office fire in the late 1980s, and it has no other facilities. There is limited road access via Ore Valley Road (off Hughenden Road), but this station is not recommended for people with physical disabilities.
The area has in the past been a hotspot for vandalism but is now covered comprehensively by CCTV. It is scheduled for a major re-development. There has been some debate as to whether the station should be renamed Hastings East or Ore Valley.
Trains terminating and restarting at this station run forward into a turnaround siding which runs adjacent to the Marshlink line as far as Ore Tunnel. Ore is also the start of the single track section on the Marshlink line, which runs through to Appledore.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
East Coastway Line
Peak Times Only
London Cannon Street - Ore
A 1914 Railway Clearing House map of lines around Ore railway station
- Kent Rail, http://kentrail.org.uk/ore.htm
- "Access to Hastings Multi Modal Study (Consultation Report)" (PDF). p. 324. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-10-28. Retrieved 2009-05-09.
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