Ore railway station

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Ore National Rail
Ore Station in late 2007.jpg
End of the station platform
Location
Place Ore Valley, Hastings
Local authority Hastings, East Sussex
Grid reference TQ824106
Operations
Station code ORE
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 112,460
2012/13 Increase 130,782
2013/14 Increase 151,884
2014/15 Increase 174,264
2015/16 Increase 194,568
History
Key dates Opened 1 January 1888 (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
Marshlink Line
to Ashford International and London
Ore
Mount Pleasant tunnel
230 yd
210 m
Hastings
Hastings tunnel
788 yd
721 m
Hastings Line
to Tonbridge and London Charing Cross
St Leonards Warrior Square
West St Leonards
Bo-peep tunnel
1318 yd
1205 m
Bopeep Junction
St Leonards West Marina
Bulverhythe
Glyne Gap Halt
East Coastway Line
to Eastbourne and Brighton

Ore railway station serves Ore Valley in East Sussex, England. It is on the Marshlink Line, and train services are provided by Southern, with a few peak services operated by Southeastern.

Third rail 750 V DC electrification from Hastings ends here.

History[edit]

The station opened in 1888 and was electrified in 1935.[1]

Services[edit]

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.[2]

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 National Rail Following station
Hastings   Southern
East Coastway Line
  Terminus
  Southern
Marshlink Line
  Winchelsea
or
Three Oaks
  Southeastern
Peak Times Only
London Cannon Street - Ore
  Terminus

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kent Rail, http://kentrail.org.uk/ore.htm
  2. ^ "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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Coordinates: 50°52′01″N 0°35′31″E / 50.867°N 0.592°E / 50.867; 0.592