Southease railway station

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Southease National Rail
Southease Station a.jpg
Location
PlaceSouthease
Local authorityLewes
Grid referenceTQ430054
Operations
Station codeSEE
Managed bySouthern
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryF2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2012/13Decrease 11,634
2013/14Increase 18,042
2014/15Increase 20,662
2015/16Decrease 17,966
2016/17Decrease 13,184
History
Pre-groupingLB&SCR
Post-groupingSouthern Railway
1 September 1906Opened as Southease and Rodmell Halt
12 May 1980Renamed Southease
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 Southease from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Southease railway station is located 0.5 miles (800 m) east of the village of Southease in East Sussex, England. It is on the Seaford branch of the East Coastway Line, 53 miles 40 chains (86.1 km) measured from London Bridge via Redhill.[1] The station is surrounded by agricultural land. The South Downs Way crosses the Seaford Branch here.

History[edit]

The London, Brighton and South Coast Railway opened the station on 1 September 1906 as Southease and Rodmell Halt, to serve two villages in the Ouse Valley; Southease, 0.5 miles (800 m) to the west, and the slightly larger Rodmell, more than 1 mile (1.6 km) away.[2] The station was renamed Southease on 12 May 1980.[3]

There was a racecourse between the railway line and the River Ouse from the late 1920s to the early 1940s[4]

Infrastructure[edit]

The station is unmanned and has two platforms, each with a PERTIS machine. A self-service ticket machine was also installed in 2016. There is a level crossing immediately north of the station leading to Itford Farm and the A26 road. The crossing is a user-controlled crossing with barriers which can be raised or lowered by road users. There is a pedestrian gate for walkers and cyclists. There is also a footbridge over the line.

Services[edit]

Services from the station are provided by Southern.

As of May 2011 the typical off-peak service is:

There are also two through trains to London Victoria at peak hours on weekday mornings.[5]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Lewes   Southern
Seaford Branch Line
  Newhaven Town

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yonge, John (November 2008) [1994]. Jacobs, Gerald, ed. Railway Track Diagrams 5: Southern & TfL (3rd ed.). Bradford on Avon: Trackmaps. map 17A. ISBN 978-0-9549866-4-3.
  2. ^ Mitchell, Vic; Smith, Keith (1986). Southern Main Lines – Haywards Heath to Seaford. Middleton Press. p. not cited. ISBN 0-906520-28-2.
  3. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 215. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.
  4. ^ "A history of Southease" (PDF). Southease Parish Newsletter. October 2006. Archived from the original on 10 May 2008.
  5. ^ "Rail Timetable Table 189" (PDF). Network Rail. May 2011.

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Coordinates: 50°49′50″N 0°1′50″E / 50.83056°N 0.03056°E / 50.83056; 0.03056