Ore railway station

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Ore National Rail
Ore Station in late 2007.jpg
End of the station platform
Location
PlaceOre Valley, Hastings
Local authorityHastings, East Sussex
Grid referenceTQ824106
Operations
Station codeORE
Managed bySouthern
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryF2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Increase 0.152 million
2014/15Increase 0.174 million
2015/16Increase 0.195 million
2016/17Decrease 0.144 million
2017/18Increase 0.174 million
History
Key datesOpened 1 January 1888 (1 January 1888)
National RailUK railway stations
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
* 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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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). There is an hourly service to London Victoria via Lewes and Haywards Heath. There is also an hourly semi-fast service to Brighton via Eastbourne and peak Southeastern trains to/from London via Battle. As of the Southern May 2018 new timetable,[timeframe?] the fast Brighton to Ashford service no longer operates. Instead, an Eastbourne stopping service has been introduced. Now it is possible to catch a direct train to Ashford all day.

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.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 50°52′01″N 0°35′31″E / 50.867°N 0.592°E / 50.867; 0.592